Neolithic House in Northumbria
This reconstruction is based on the discovery of an early Neolithic house on the lowland river plain of the Milfield Basin in Northumbria, which is surrounded by the dramatic uplands of the Cheviot Hills. The Structure was a post built one but not like other Neolithic houses, e.g. Yarnton. Instead, it is thought to be akin to structures used by people in north west coast America, a double post structure, which possibly contained organic material sandwiched between the posts that was removed and moved on to the next place. I also wanted to explore and introduce the use of tattoos during the Neolithic in this illustration.
Illustrated by Mark Gridley
Commissioned by Dr Ben Edwards at Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr Seren Griffiths at UClan.