Originally Posted by Earl_of_Rochester
It would be incredibly bad form to tear the other thread apart with this debate so I thought I'd start a new topic to discuss the matter.
This documentary by Schama shows an early settlement on Orkney, I suppose you have to define what constitues a 'town' or a 'city' in order to reach a conclusion. YouTube - A History Of Britain Pt1 Beginnings 1
It's interesting to hear there's no archaeological evidence for major settlements prior to the Roman invasion. I am genuinely surprised.
The lack of pre-roman artifacts may simply indicate that the early inhabitants used different materials in their construction (cob, wood, unfired pottery, etc.) which do not last very long archaeologically speaking, particularly in acidic soil.