written here before about the wonderful archaeology going on at the Must Farm Site in England's Fen Country, where a wooden settlement of the Bronze Age burned and collapsed into the marsh around 800 to 1000 BCE.
back in the news because this year's excavations uncovered two Bronze Age round houses, which they are claiming are the best preserved ever found in England. You can see the rafters from the roof on one house in the photograph above. These houses must have been built on wooden platforms, since when they burned they fell into marshy water that preserved the charred timbers. This house was about 9 meters (30 feet) in diameter.
The archaeologists think this was a settlement of about six houses and 50 people.
their web site.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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