Reminders of ancient rural life are dotted throughout the countryside for anyone curious enough to take a close look. Often these relics are some way off the beaten track and, in the majority of cases, no longer resemble their original appearance.

In the accompanying audio recording, Ken Neil introduces the archaeology of the area. He explains how the Environment and Heritage Service works with the community and individuals to safeguard our heritage for future generations.

Photo of Ken Neil in 2003.

Use the audio controller to listen to this talk, given in 2003.

Use this tool to get the map coordinates of early (prehistoric) sites in the Markethill area. (If you cannot see the tool, download and install Adobe's Shockwave Player, available at