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Friday, August 5, 2016

Must Farm: 3,000 Year-Old Perfectly Preserved Farm Village Unearthed In Britain

Must Farm: Bronze Age Village Perfectly Preserved | 2016

[Blogger's note: Just released on BBC television this week was the documentary on the Must Farm archaeological excavation of the 3,000 year-old Bronze Age site. Called the "British Pompeii", the large area is perfectly preserved and contains the largest collection of period textiles ever found in the U.K. along with the tools used in making fiber from flax. A large of bronze sickles for farming, bronze axes, glass beads, and bowls with food intact. Swords as well have been found. And the best preserved and most complete wooden wheel from this part of early history. Five roundhouses have been discovered. The roundhouses resemble similar structures found in Switzerland near Lake Constance and suggest the possibility that settlers from the Swiss area may have migrated to Britain. It is believed that agricultural surplus accounted for the visible signs of extensive trade showed in some of the goods which are being unearthed at the site. A fire appears to have been responsible for the exodus of the inhabitants but does not explain why no one returned to the village.] 

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[Click on link for video.] (Bronze Age wheel at 'British Pompeii' Must Farm an 'unprecedented find'. Feburary 19, 2016) "A complete Bronze Age wheel believed to be the largest and earliest of its kind found in the UK has been unearthed" .Source:
Must Farm re-creation of round house. From the BBC,.

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