Thornborough, North Yorkshire: Neolithic and Bronze-Age monument complex

Jan Harding, 2008

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Introduction

Geophysics results

The monument complex at Thornborough, North Yorkshire, is an archaeological landscape of regional, national and international importance. The unparalleled cluster of three massive henges, in association with other Neolithic-early Bronze Age monuments and extensive traces of contemporary settlement, represent what would have been one of Britain's premier "sacred landscapes" during the third and second millennium BC.

In 2003 funding was provided by English Heritage, from the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund to allow the project to answer some of the questions posed by previous fieldwork, as well as increasing the public knowledge and understanding of the monument complex. A programme of fieldwork including topographic survey, fieldwalking and excavation was also undertaken as part of the project.

The project is intrinsically linked to ongoing and recent ALSF funded work in the Thornborough area: