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Archaeology Now: The Must Farm Pile-dwelling - Sediment and Settlement
A series of free talks and handling sessions that focus on current archaeological work. These talks allow professional archaeologists, related specialists, and community groups to share their exciting work with us as it happens including regional, national, and international projects.
All talks start at 1pm in the Djanogly Theatre.
Free, advanced booking recommended.
The Must Farm Pile-dwelling–Sediment and Settlement
With Mark Knight, Cambridge archaeological unit
Wednesday 11 october, 1pm
It now seems the Must Farm Bronze Age Pile-dwelling was built, occupied and burnt down in quick succession. The brevity of the settlement and its catastrophic demise provided a rare set of circumstances,which in turn ensured exceptional
preservation. Individual roundhouses,with entire household inventories were preserved within the gentle sediments of a small river buried deep beneath the fens.