It is remarkable that so much evidence still exists of Neolithic (New Stone Age) Man's way of life. From about 5000BC, when thousands of Mediterranean peoples landed on the shores of Britain, huge ritual monuments and tombs began to appear on the changing landscapes. Even today the gigantic pillars of stone that form henges and circles remain a mystery. The sheer physical feat of such building projects are staggering, and it must be assumed that these sites were of major social and religious significance.
As well as numerous stone circles, there are burial chambers, chalk and flint mines, and other strange landmarks to discover from this period. Discoveries from Bronze Age Man revealed a sophistication that is unbelievable, and the Iron Age brought violence associated with their increasing prosperity.