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Neolithic Period


The Neolithic Period or New Stone Age marked the coming of new people to the Isle of Man. These people brought with them the knowledge of farming, better stone tools and even pottery. It was during this period that Megalithic Monuments began to appear around the island. These massive stone structures formed burial cairns for important people, such as chieftains, and their families. Some burial included pottery and flints. Examples from this period can be found at Cashtal yn Ard near Maughold, King Orry's Grave in Laxey, Meayll Circle near Cregneash, and Ballaharra Stones in St Johns.

Neolithic Period on the Isle of Man 4000 - 2000 BC
As stated in the Manx Museum

Publications
The Neolithic Culture of the Isle of Man: A Study of the Sites and Pottery (British Archaeological Reports (BAR) British)
Stephen Burrow
Archaeopress, Paperback, January, 1998
ISBN: 0860548724
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Cashtal yn Ard

King Orry's Grave

Meayll (Mull) Circle

Ballaharra Stones

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