The Bronze Age in Britain began around 2500 BC. It was marked by the use of copper, and then bronze, by the prehistoric people, who used such metals to fashion tools. In this period, increased agricultural practices were adopted by local communities and the making of pottery became widespread. During the Bronze Age, large megalithic monuments and settlements were constructed at the sites of Avebury, Silbury Hill, Flag Fen, Must Farm, and more famously, Stonehenge. The evidence we have from these sites, shows an increase in ceremonial practices in this period, with elaborately decorated burials and extensive ritual landscapes.
Recently, Past to Present Archaeology started a new research initiative to investigate the peoples of the Bronze Age in Western Suffolk. At the moment, little evidence exists to help archaeologists understand migration and settlement in the region during the Bronze Age, and we want you to help us discover how Bronze Age communities lived, farmed, produced tools and items for everyday use, and buried their dead.