Early Settlers

  • Julian Ashbourn


The British Isles have been inhabited throughout history by quite a wide variety of peoples and a complete history of settlement within the British Isles, colourful though it may be, would be outside of the scope of this book. There are simply too many developments and counter-developments as one race after another has visited these islands and influenced the culture of the day. However, it is useful to include an appreciation of the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods, from around 8,000–2,500 BC, as this time window marks a significant development in the effect that human occupation had upon the landscape.


British Isle Neolithic Period Animal Skin Neolithic Settler Hunter Gatherer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Ashbourn
    • 1
  1. 1.BerkhamstedUnited Kingdom

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