Neolithic peoples have been present in this region since at least
6000 BC. Today, evidence of their prescence can be found daily
at many locations scattered through the area. Unlike Roman and
Medieval sites, the Neolithic settlements are well documented.
Successive waves and cultures have left a rich variety of pottery
which is so common that it can be picked out of flower beds in
the local town's centre. The finds presented here are a sample
of tools and artefacts. Pottery will eventually be dealt with in
a seperate section.