Napton on the Hill
Neolithic and Bronze Age Napton
Although no Neolithic settlement has been found in Napton, there is evidence to suggest that activity was taking place in the surrounding areas during this period. A small flint axe was found just outside of Napton, dating to the Neolithic (4000 - 2351BC)
A ring ditch dating to the Bronze Age (2500 - 700BC) shows the remains of possible roundhouses, which suggests that there was a settlement at this time. As well as this, a round barrow has been found in Napton. Round barrows are a mound of earth, often surrounded by a ditch, which contain burials from the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods. This is also believed to be evidence for a Bronze Age settlement.
An interpretation of a Bronze Age Settlement
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Artwork by Steve Rigby