ⓘ Prehistoric Cumbria
Prehistoric Cumbria describes that part of north-west England, subsequently the county of Cumbria, prior to the coming of the Romans. Barrowclough puts the archaeological record of the county at 443 stone tools, 187 metal objects and 134 pots, plus the various monuments such as henges, stone circles, and the like. The survival of these objects has been influenced by processes such as the rise in sea levels on the west coast, erosion, deposition practices, industrial and agricultural development, and the changing interests and capabilities of antiquarians and archaeologists.
The first permanent residents of the Cambria region, was founded in caves in the Mesolithic. The Neolithic saw the construction of monuments and run an axe factory from which stone axes were held across the country. The bronze age saw the continuity with Neolithic and iron age Cumbria saw the establishment of the Celtic tribes - perhaps those called Setantii and the Carvetii by the Romans.