A TWO-volume specialist work detailing the four-year People of the Heath project excavations of Bronze Age burial mounds – known as barrows – on Petersfield Heath is due to become available in December.

The Barrows at the core of Bronze Age Communities volumes will reveal the excavations findings and their significance, as well highlighting the national importance of the 24 barrows, now listed as a scheduled monument.

The project focused on the remarkable but little-known prehistoric monument complex on the Heath dating to the Early Bronze Age, between 2200BC and 1500BC.

The large group of burial and ritual monuments had seen no active research since they were first mapped in the 1930s and there is no record at all of any past excavations.

The project culminated with a Festival Hall conference in 2018 attended by UK and European experts.