This patch of grass is all that is left of Lismore Fields. Most of the land was developed in the 1980s to build new houses. You might have walked through the estate to get here.
6,000 years ago, somebody else thought this was a good place to live too.
Archaeologists investigated the land before the estate was created. They discovered pottery, stone tools and the remains of three buildings built 6,000 to 5,000 years ago during the Neolithic. This was a time people began to farm the landscape rather than only hunt or gather wild resources.
The evidence isn’t clear whether all three buildings stood together at the same time. One seems to have been taken down with post-holes carefully filled in. The other two structures looked like they burnt down. Charred plant remains from the site include emmer grain, chaff and flax seeds, hazelnuts, crab apples and other seeds – providing clues about both the wild and domestic plants used by the community Lismore Fields.