By John A Clayton

The rural panorama surrounding the east Lancashire Pennine cities of Burnley, Nelson and Colne conceals an important volume of archaeological facts for the prehistoric interval. even though, to this point no cohesive archaeological survey has been performed inside of this wealthy landscape.

Fortunately a up to date archaeological survey (2013-2014) has replaced this example. by means of using sixty three sq. kilometres of aerial LiDAR expertise it truly is now attainable to determine into the lives of these who first settled in the district. inside this booklet we see new facts for good points equivalent to formerly unknown hillforts, early payment websites, stone circles, burial beneficial properties, box structures and farmsteads.

To comprehend the prehistoric improvement of the topic sector the archaeology is put inside of a countrywide and overseas context. From the Devensian Ice Age to the Roman invasion this sector of the South Pennines used to be occupied by way of a miles greater inhabitants than has formerly been realised and the tale of those early pioneers can now start to be told.

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