Skip to comments.Must Farm Bronze Age site: Archaeologists at work [ East Anglia, 3K yr old boat ]
Posted on 01/16/2012 6:05:48 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Over three thousand years ago the inhabitants of a small southeast fenland community were skilled boat builders, enjoyed fishing, and practised a method of eel trapping still in use today in East Anglia.
Mark Knight, senior project officer for Cambridge Archaeological Unit, said: "It's archaeology like it's never been preserved before."
The incredibly detailed picture of Bronze Age life discovered on the River Nene, at Must Farm quarry, Whittlesey, has everything from well preserved boats, spears and swords to clothing and jewellery as well as carved bowls and pots still full of food, making it one of the most significant sites of its kind ever found in Britain.
To celebrate the archaeologists who worked on this exciting excavation, uncovering the fragile remains for further conservation and future study, Past Horizons has put together a series of photographs featuring them at work on-site. The images were taken by Cambridge Archaeological Unit photographer Dave Webb as part of the archaeological record.
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I hope this works out better for them than the East Anglia global warming.
East Anglia? Isn’t that one of the main sources of the Man Made Global Warming Scam?
What could possibly make people just disappear like that???
Maybe a Phoenician ship had gone down, and the only survivor washed ashore.
And it was Helen Thomas.
The BBC article said they lived on pier structures. A fire collapsed the pier and the contents of the house fell into the water. http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/cambridgeshire/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_9168000/9168497.stm
Makes sense. Pier houses are a lot easier to defend than those on solid ground. Not so much fun with the mosquitos, though, and they do not provide much protection when the lake freezes over.
Dagnubbit. I was hoping it was aliens.
Whoever put the numbers on that diagram either didn’t understand golden mean spirals; or didn’t know the proper sequence of Arabic numerals.
Looks like the dots should be connected 5-1-4-3-3-2-6-7.
This is a great post -
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Oh my. A boat excavated deep inland away from water. What could have possibly caused the climate to change so much? Why, the industrial revolution, of course! Its YOUR fault!
East Anglia - Do not question my authoritay!
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