"Towards the end of the Late Bronze Age, Plain Ware ceramics are replaced by the more highly decorated Early All Cannings Cross forms. These are more focused on the service of food than the earlier ceramic forms and appear indicative of the importance of public consumption in the negotiation of social relationships. It therefore seems likely that consumption, governed by its strict rules of etiquette, would have served as the primary medium for re-incorporating these disparate groups back into the community. The meetings will have been filled with stories of the journeys undertaken, the people encountered and the activities conducted. Relaxed sexual licence often characterizes such events (Fleming 1985) and the knowledge gained through conversation and the relationships formed would have strengthened the individual’s sense of belonging to the community...."