Neolithic Brighton


A reconstruction by Ian Dennis of the Whitehawk causewayed enclosure c. 3,600 BC (reproduced from Whittle, Healy and Bayliss 2011) via University College London.

Whitehawk Camp is thought to be the oldest known place where people gathered in our local area. Archaeological evidence suggests that  people met there around 3650 BC to have ceremonies and feasts.

It’s made up of four circles of ditches and  measures around 289 m by 213 m and is older than Stonehenge  by 500 years.

The objects found there are now in the Royal Pavilion Museum.They include decorated pottery, to ‘chessboard’ chalk objects, many animal and human remains.

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Whitehawk Camp