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Early cultivation of broomcorn millet in southern Britain: evidence from the Late Bronze Age settlement site of Old Catton, Norfolk

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Brudenell, M 
Fosberry, R 
Phillips, T 
Kwiatkowska, M 

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jats:pA single pit containing a mixed assemblage of charred plant remains, including broomcorn millet, was discovered during excavation of a Middle–Late Bronze Age settlement at Old Catton, Norfolk. Radiocarbon dating of this assemblage dates it to the Late Bronze Age—including a date of 910–800 cal BC for the millet itself—making this the earliest securely dated use of broomcorn millet in Britain.</jats:p>

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Britain, Bronze Age, broomcorn millet, radiocarbon dating

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Antiquity

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0003-598X
1745-1744

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Antiquity Publications
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Taylor Wimpey East Anglia.