Mount Pleasant Period

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A phase of the British late Neolithic, spanning the period 2750–2000 bc, which was defined by Colin Burgess in the late 1970s using the henge enclosure of Mount Pleasant, Dorset, as the type‐site. The Mount Pleasant Period follows the Meldon Bridge Period and precedes the Overton Period. It is characterized by the appearance of beaker pottery in Britain and the continued development of metalworking through Stages III (Frankford industries), IV (Migdale–Marnock/Migdale–Killaha industries), and V (Ballyvalley–Aylesford industries). Stage IV involves the early use of bronze as well as copper and gold, and shows some links to the early Únĕtice (Reinecke A1) industries on the continent.

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