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Some of the stone rows and stone circles are also thought to date from the late Neolithic although most are from the early Bronze Age.
A recently discovered stone row on Cut Hill has been found to be embedded in peat that has been accurately carbon dated to 3500 BC, around a 1000 years before Stonehenge.
The charcoal deposits in the soil of this period provide evidence that Dartmoor was deforested due to fire.
It cannot be proved that these fires were caused by these early farmers but it would seem most likely.
Two settlements are thought to be early Neolithic, these are found on the hilltops of White Tor and Dewerstone.