Prehistoric Rock Art in the Manchester Region

Rock art – a term which usually refers to prehistoric human carvings on natural stone – is one of those ancient practices that captures the imagination. In Britain the most common form are swirls, spirals, dots, and circular depressions known as cup marks, and such markings are usually associated with later Neolithic and Early Bronze…

Salford’s Early Past Pt 3: The First Farmers

  Salford was the first area within Greater Manchester where Iron Age settlement was positively identified through modern excavation. This was in 1986 when a cropmark of a double-ditched enclosure was spotted and photographed by Prof Nick Higham of Manchester University. Evaluation trenching later that year confirmed the presence of early ditches. Since then Iron Age enclosures have…