Keys to the Past

Neolithic cup marked stone and Bronze Age burial found at The Fawns, Kirkwhelpington (Kirkwhelpington)

Between 4000 and 6000 years ago, during what archaeologists call the Neolithic period, people carved a cup mark into this stone. Archaeologists think the cup marked stones were created either as a religious ritual, or perhaps to mark boundaries or routes through the landscape. It was later reused in a Bronze Age burial cist. The stone is now in the British Museum in London. The location of the pot is unknown.

Reference number:N10419
Historical period: Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kirkwhelpington


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