Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Bronze Age discoveries

Creative Good has been assisting Vivacity Peterborough with project development for new exhibitions to display and interpret a selection of wonderful Bronze Age finds.

Must farm boat

Must Farm, near Peterborough,  is one of the most important Bronze Age sites in Europe. Excavations deep below ground level have uncovered a huge variety of archaeological remains including weapons, clothing, jewellery, bowls and pots still full of food.

Just over 12 months ago the first of eight nationally-important Bronze Age boats, hollowed out from huge oak trunks, was discovered in the clay. The oldest of these, dating from 1,300BC, is the earliest example of its kind in England.

This unique site was awarded both Best Archaeological Project and Best Archaeological Discovery at the 2012 British Archaeological Awards.