Despite our increasing knowledge of Neolithic lifestyles and settlement it is, perhaps ironically, in places associated with the dead that we can come closest to Neolithic people. In visiting monuments such as Newgrange we do this in a physical sense because we are sharing and experiencing the same space that people created in the Neolithic. We feel it also in an emotional sense, both because of the physical sensation and also because we know that we are in a special place, built by people to house the dead into the future. In that sense we are also visiting the ancestors.