Visit the People of the Heath website

Petersfield Heath is the site of one of the largest Bronze Age barrows cemeteries in the South of England. Despite its importance it has not been properly investigated since a first survey in the 1930s.

This is why, in 2014, Petersfield Museum started a four year community-archaeology project entitled ‘People of the Heath: Understanding and Conserving Petersfield’s Prehistoric Barrows’. ‘People of the Heath’ has uncovered significant finds which contribute to the knowledge of Bronze Age burial practice regionally, nationally and internationally and make an invaluable addition to the museum’s collection. Integral part of the project are hands-on workshops and resources for schools.

For more information about the People of the Heath project, you can visit its dedicated website here

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, East Hampshire District Council and the South Downs National Park Authority. 


  • Fascinating insight into our town's history - especially the development of the archaeology on the Heath which we often pass. 

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