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Bronze Age Wheel found near Flag Fen, Peterborough

Archaeologists digging at a site at Whittelsey, Cambridgeshire have uncovered some of the most remarkable wooden artefacts found in recent years. One of the oldest near complete Bronze Age wheels has been found near to the remains of a horse on a site likened to a Bronze Age Pompeii, BBC journalists report.

_87668301_bronze_age_house_624in-2 (1)These are not the first finds from this site, a dagger and later some pottery found in the mid 20th century were first indications of what lay beneath the surface. Amongst the recent finds was a small wooden box that had tumbled into the river and been preserved in the waterlogged silt, as well as pottery, a bronze sword, fish or eel traps. Even preserved animal tracks have been uncovered at Flag Fen.  The dig at Must Farm continues…

Read more here about the archaeologists great work.

 


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