Neolithic and Bronze Age

(c. 4000—c. 800 BC)

The Neolithic Stone Age saw the introduction of farming and small permanent settlements. Stone axes, flint tools and faint monument traces provide evidence from this era. Further activity came with the Bronze Age. Woodlands were cleared, pottery became more decorated, and the arrival of the Beaker people brought new technologies in metalworking and jewellery making.

Sunday 19 May 2024

A Ritual Landscape

LAHS Member Stuart Evans examines the evidence of a Neolithic and Early Bronze Age ritual landscape on the northeast boundary of Leicestershire with Lincolnshire.

Sunday 11 February 2024

The Smeeton Westerby Beaker burial revisited

Almost 50 years ago, an ancient Beaker burial was found on Smeeton Hill in south Leicestershire. LAHS Vice-President, Dr Patrick Clay takes a fresh look at how far our understanding of late Neolithic/ early Bronze Age Leicestershire has come since then.