Thursday 15 January 2015


A period of prehistory, which in Britain lasted between about 4000 and 2200 BC.
The Neolithic (or 'New Stone Age') began in southern Britain about 4000 BC, signalled by the arrival of the first domestic livestock and crops, and the first pottery from continental Europe. The period ended when the use of metal and new styles of burial were widespread, about 2200 BC, the start of the Bronze Age.