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Bronze Age wheel at 'British Pompeii' Must Farm an 'unprecedented find'

A complete Bronze Age wheel believed to be the largest and earliest of its kind found in the UK has been unearthed.
The 3,000-year-old artefact was found at a site dubbed "Britain's Pompeii", at Must Farm in Cambridgeshire.
Archaeologists have described the find - made close to the country's "best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings" - as "unprecedented".
Still containing its hub, the 3ft-diameter (one metre) wooden wheel dates from about 1,100 to 800 BC.
The wheel was found close to the largest of one of the roundhouses found at the settlement last month.

More on the Bronze Age wheel discovery
Its discovery "demonstrates the inhabitants of this watery landscape's links to the dry land beyond the river", David Gibson from Cambridge Archaeological Unit, which is leading the excavation, said.

moss Posted by moss
19th February 2016ce

Comments (4)

Some place :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
19th February 2016ce
More information on the finds .....
moss Posted by moss
14th July 2016ce
Don't forget that if you want to see the log boats themselves (title of the thread) they have been sent to Flag Fen Peterborough for conservation where they are housed for easy public viewing Posted by costaexpress
15th July 2016ce
I should have probably put the Guardian article on the news, attaching it to this piece of news was not particularly clever;).
moss Posted by moss
15th July 2016ce
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