School of History, Classics and Archaeology


Thornborough Project

This is a largely ignored but impressive Neolithic and Bronze Age monument complex, located in Yorkshire’s North Riding. Large-scale fieldwork here has focused on:

Earthwork survey, geophysical prospection, surface collection and excavations were all employed.

The project will be published as a Council of British Archaeology report. In the report the fieldwork results are considered alongside a detailed discussion of key interpretive themes in Neolithic and Bronze Age studies.

These include settlement patterns, exchange, landscape perception, religion, and ‘sacred landscapes’.

Thornborough is a highly unusual monument complex and landscape, offering novel insights to understanding the archaeology of the fifth millennium BC to the second millennium BC.