Welcome to the county page for Dorset. Dorset’s archaeology is rich and varied and includes:
Finds of Palaeolithic stone tools, particularly in the East of the County
A Mesolithic habitation site at Culverwell, Portland
Ancient landscapes such as the South Dorset Ridgeway with it’s numerous Neolithic and Bronze Age stones and earthworks
Iron Age hillforts , the most impressive of which is Maiden Castle near Dorchester
Roman remains ranging from roadside buildings, villas and the Roman foundations of the County town, Dorchester
Find out how to contact us to find out more or to report archaeological objects.