Ronaldsway Culture

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Late Neolithic culture of the Isle of Man, named after a substantial assemblage of material recorded during the wartime excavation of a sunken‐floor structure at Ronaldsway Airport in the south part of the island. Characterized by deep baggy jars, stone axes with roughened butts, and distinctive types of flint tools, the Ronaldsway Neolithic dates to the 3rd millennium bc and is found exclusively on the Isle of Man. Contacts with surrounding areas are represented by shared monument types such as mini‐henges, stone circles, passage graves, and entrance graves, but the culture has its own unique structures too, including the deposition of earthfast jars.

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