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400 AD The End of an Era

A lead font is submerged in a waterhole
A lead font is submerged in a waterhole

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2400-1700 BC Bronze Age Enclosure


A view of the Bronze Age enlosed landscape.

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1,700-700 BC Dividing the Landscape


Bronze Age settlement construction within the landscape.

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Bronze Age water hole animation

Film iconDownload an animation showing a water hole of Bronze Age date (requires QuickTime).

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700-100 BC The Community Reunites

A farmer herds his cows into the settlement, with roundhouses in the background
A farmer herds his cows into the settlement, with roundhouses in the background

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Iron Age settlement animation

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Framework Freeviewer available

The Framework freeviewer is now available for download via The Evidence page.

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The Pre-Monumental Landscape

We know that people were moving across the Heathrow landscape as long ago as 500,000 BC, the Palaeolithic period, but the evidence for this is amounts to only a handful of worked flints, a battered hand-axe and the bone of a bison preserved in an ancient river channel. By the 7th millennium BC the body of archaeological evidence has grown and we see a Mesolithic woodland landscape interrupted by occasional clearings.

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A Monumental Landscape

Explore the Monumental Landscape

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8,500-4,000 BC Deep Forest and a River

Mesolithic activity adjacent to a silted up stream channel in a forest clearing

Mesolithic activity adjacent to a silted up stream channel in a forest clearing.

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