Britain, ancient

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Britain, ancient British history from prehistory to Roman Britain. During the Neolithic age, hunter-gatherers gradually turned to sedentary farming. Old Stone Age remains have been found at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, s England. There are numerous examples of New Stone Age burial mounds. During the Bronze Age (c.2300 bc), an advanced civilization, the Beaker culture, produced the stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury, s England. The Iron Age was dominated by the Celts. Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 54 bc, and the Roman conquest began in earnest from 43 bc.