Must Farm – Artefacts & Techniques

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The excavation of the Bronze Age settlement at Must Farm near Peterborough is one of the most significant in Europe this century.

Between 2015-16 a team from the Cambridge Archaeological Unit excavated the remains of a Bronze Age settlement in Whittlesey, near Peterborough. The site’s archaeology proved to be spectacular and including the remains of pile-built houses and thousands of finds.

Since the excavation finished over 50 specialists across the UK have been working on Must Farm’s artefacts, environmental samples and data to understand the site’s use, occupation and lifespan. This work has involved dozens of different techniques and helped refine our understanding of life in the Flag Fen basin almost 3,000 years ago.

This talk discusses the excavation and focuses on specific artefacts from the site, including some of its most notable finds such as a complete wheel and hafted axe, to show how valuable post-excavation work is in enhancing our knowledge of the past.

Speaker: Chris Wakefield, Engagement and Communications Officer, Cambridge Archaeological Unit

FREE for FRAG Members

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6 February 2023
7:00 pm
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Parkway Sports Club
Maskew Avenue
Peterborough, PE1 2AS


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