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prehistory: later prehistory

 

From the Neolithic, people began to construct monuments that are still visible today.  Without archaeological investigation these are not always datable to a more precise period than just 'prehistoric'. There are more sites classified as 'prehistoric' on the Herefordshire Sites and Monuments database than are ascribed to any of the more specific periods.

 

Prehistoric cropmarks in Hentland parish. Only archaeological investigation would be able to add information about these features.

Photograph Chris Musson & the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club.

 

Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age flint thumbnail scraper found at Dason Court Farm, Hentland.

Archaeologists believe that these were used to scrape the fats from the inside of animal hides.

 

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This project was part-financed by the European Union (EAGGF) and DEFRA through the Herefordshire Rivers LEADER+ Programme.