Britains Bronze Age ‘Pompeii’

| February 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The UK’s best preserved Bronze Age dwellings, including roundhouses have been found at a Cambridgeshire quarry.

Must Farm Dig

Must Farm Dig

The archaeological site, with artefacts dating about 1,000-800 BC, at Must Farm quarry near Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, has been described as “unique” by David Gibson, from Cambridge Archaeological Unit, which is leading the excavation. The Cambridge team is about half-way through the eight-month dig.

The Must Farm website says “project is the first landscape scale archaeological investigation of deep Fenland, with its complex geological history (from wet to dry and back again). The project’s exploration of deeply buried deposits is transforming our understanding of prehistoric life”

Funding for the dig is from from Historic England and Forterra.

The Cambridge Archaeological Unit was founded in 1990 by Christopher Evans and Dr Ian Hodder, and operates out of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

More information: www.mustfarm.com

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