Meayll Hill Pottery
Meayll Circle is late Neolithic in age- around 5000 years old! This site is a Megalithic site which is unique to the Isle of Man and the British Isles.
Megalithic (large stone) structures in the Manx landscape provide evidence of beliefs in the Neolithic (New Stone Age) period. Many of these stone structures which are still visible in the landscape contain human remains with stone and pottery fragments.
Stone axes and flint tools characterise the Neolithic period in prehistory together with the first evidence of farming.
Pottery in the Neolithic period on the Isle of Man was of two different types. One type, known as Meayll Hill pottery after where it was first discovered, is quite smooth on the outside.