The earliest inhabitants of the Island have left many traces:
the landscape is dotted with the remains of hillforts, burial sites
and settlements from the Bronze, Iron and Stone Ages.
The most significant of these are Cashtal Yn Ard (north-east), a Neolithic chambered tomb, and the Meayll Circle (south), a Megalithic burial site.
Stone crosses - used as grave markers and memorials - have also been found in abundance around the Island, with the earliest ones dating back to the 6th Century.