2,300 BC to 700 BC

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Hunter-gatherers smelted bronze for tools and formed farming settlements.

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk shows finds around South Marston as people settled in the fertile River valleys below the Ridgeway.

There is a possible Bronze Age round barrow (or possibly a Medieval motte) in the north of the parish: https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=221886&resourceID=19191

There is more evidence of Bronze Age activity around the parish: https://legacy-reports.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk/content/uploads/2017/07/6012-Land-at-Rowborough-Farm-South-Marston-EVAL-report-final-combined.pdf

Bronze age scraper

Items Found:

This Bronze Age Scraper was found in a field to the north of the village centre.
It measures 5cm x 3cm.

 

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