Bronze Age Curiosities

Dartmoor is littered with curiosties from the Bronze Age. Stone Rows, Stone Circles, Settlements (Enclosures and Hut Circles), Burial Cairns and Kistvaens (Cists), Standing Stones (Menhirs). Many of them are still in very good order, considering their age. As can be seen from the map, where there is one Broze Age feature there are sure to be many others. This tells us that they lived as communities and were organised and talented enough to find time and resource to build some very impressive structures. No doubt they were farmers as well as hunters. This is demonstrated with the building of enclosures for their animals and some quite intrecate field systems

This page identifies as many of these artifacts on Dartmoor as possible and provides some explanation as to their purpose. Due to the lack of recorded scripts, there still remains some mystery as to the purpose of all the Bronze Age structures however scientific research has uncovered many feasible explanantions which will be provided here, if known.