Call to conserve Neolithic grave in Delancey Park
|Dr Nash and his team visited the site for three consecutive years [Credit: BBC]|
He said the Neolithic gallery grave in Delancey Park had been a centre for the ancient community.
Dr Nash said it had been a settlement before the site became a grave.
He added that the excavation, funded by the trust, had revealed a complex history of the site dating back to the early Neolithic period, some 5,500 years ago.
Dr Nash said the plan he submitted was a long-term strategy looking at the strengths, weaknesses and threats to the site and how they could be acted upon.
|Dr Nash said the beads from eastern Europe dated back to about 1,500 BC [Credit: BBC]|
Dr Nash said they found "some very nice pieces of flint, but our piece de resistance, so to speak, was the discovery of three very, very small blue glass beads, which probably date to the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age, which is the next period along in the prehistoric sequence.
"It tells us there were local groups probably using the sea as their main source of economics, because of where the site is located, but it also tells something very important - that they were importing stuff from far and wide."
Source: BBC News Website [February 09, 2012]