The transition from the Neolithic to Bronze Age was associated with the emergence of elite social hierarchies. This change developed around control of new metal-working technologies and prestigious trade goods. Copper and bronze tools appear at this time, along with a trend for large megalithic monuments and new forms of pottery, most notably ‘Beaker’ vessels. The Lomond Hills and Loch Ore area have some of the best preserved examples of Bronze Age settlement in Fife. For example, stone hut circles at Clune Craig in Lochore Meadows Country Park, and remains of upland hut settlements at Balharvie Moss, Purin Hill and above Glenvale.
Bronze Age stone hut circles Clune. Lochore Meadows Country Park.