The Must Farm pile-dwelling settlement
Robinson Zeki, Iona
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Knight, M., Ballantyne, R., Robinson Zeki, I., & Gibson, D. (2019). The Must Farm pile-dwelling settlement. Antiquity, 93 (369), 645-663. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.38
Recent excavations near Whittlesey in eastern England have uncovered a Late Bronze Age (1100–800 cal BC) occupation site, comprising wooden structures built over a freshwater palaeochannel—the Must Farm pile-dwelling settlement (Figure 1). Its destruction by a catastrophic fire has provided an exceptional opportunity to investigate how people inhabited and acted upon their world in the final decades of the Bronze Age in Britain. The soft, waterlogged fluvial silts have preserved extensive structural remains and diverse material culture, including delicate organics, such as textiles and foodstuffs. These are the most completely preserved prehistoric domestic structures found in Britain, and are comparable to the lake-dwellings of the Circum-Alpine region in terms of their architectural detail, material diversity and spatial-temporal definition.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.38
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/292660
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