Burrough-on-the-hill late bronze age / early iron age Univallate hill fort i aerial photograph
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aerial photograph of Burrough-on-the-hill late bronze age / early iron age Univallate hill fort in Leicestershire England UK. The fort is remarkably well preserved and the main entrance flanked by large ramparts is immediately discernible in the photograph. The area around the hillfort had been occupied since Mesolithic times with the fort being constructed around the late bronze age. Most dating evidence found at the site covers the period 100 BC and AD 50 with occupation ending around the time of the Roman withdrawal in 400SD. The area was farmed during the medieval period and ridge and furrow field patterns can still be seen around the fort. Bone dice and gaming pieces have been found on the site as well as a bone flute indicating Iron Age life was not all about work.
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