Dating isle wight

It is believed that the island became a Jutish kingdom ruled by King Stuf and his successors, until 661 when it was invaded by Wulfhere of Mercia and forcibly converted to Christianity.

One plough-damaged barrow on Gallibury Down was excavated during 1979-80 and dated to between 1600-1400 BCE.The first inhabitants are assumed to have been hunter-gatherers migrating by land during the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age period, as the ice age began to recede and the climate improved.The island has no visible Paleolithic or Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) sites, but flints from these periods have been found and are on display at Carisbrooke Castle.When fully developed around 300 AD, Brading was probably the largest on the Island, being a courtyard villa with impressive mosaics, suggesting a good income was being made from the agricultural produce of the island.At Brading Villa a field system can be seen near Brading Down; the remains associated with the villa can be seen as low banks.

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