Perfectly preserved bronze age wheel unearthed in Cambridgeshire | Science | The Guardian

The largest and most perfectly preserved bronze age wheel ever discovered in the UK, made of oak planks almost 3,000 years ago, has emerged from a site in Cambridgeshire dubbed a Fenland Pompeii.

“This site is one continuing surprise, but if you had asked me, a perfectly preserved wheel is the last thing I would have expected to find,” said the site director, Mark Knight, from the Cambridge university archaeology unit. “On this site objects never seen anywhere else tend to turn up in multiples, so it’s certainly not impossible we’ll go on to find another even better wheel.”

Archaeologists are carefully excavating the wheel, which was found still attached to its hub and scorched by…

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Archaeologists find Bronze Age food at prehistoric settlement “comparable to the Mary Rose”


Archaeologists found food from between 800-1000 BC in a set of pots, textiles and other material at a Cambridgeshire settlement destroyed by fire during the Bronze Age© Cambridge Archaeological Unit

An “extraordinary testimony” to the lives of prosperous people in Bronze Age Britain could lie under the soil of a 1,100-square metre site destroyed in a fire 3,000 years ago, say archaeologists who are about to start digging within a brick pit near Peterborough.
Must Farm – part of the Flag Fen Basin, and the site where nine pristine log boats were famously unearthed in 2011 – was protected by a ring of wooden posts before a dramatic fire at the end of the Bronze Age caused the dwelling to collapse into the river.
Its submergence preserved its contents, creating what experts are describing as a “time capsule” of “exceptional” decorated tiles made from lime tree bark.
Rare small pots…

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Stonehenge sun-disc from the dawn of history goes on display in Wiltshire for summer solstice | Culture24

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The gold sun-disc dates from the time of Stonehenge© Wiltshire Museum

Marking this year’s summer solstice an early Bronze Age sun-disc, one of the earliest metal objects found in Britain, has gone on display for the first time at Wiltshire Museum.

Archaeologists believe the disc was forged in about 2,400 BC, soon after the great sarsen stones were put up at Stonehenge. It is thought it was worn on clothing to represent the sun.

Wiltshire Museum will exhibit a gold ‘Stonehenge sun-disc’, which may have been worn on clothing or a head-dress

The sun-disc, one of only six such finds, was discovered in a burial mound at…

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Found Rock Carvings With Sun Cross Right Outside the Doorstep

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These rock carvings appeared when Espen Bøe tore down the front entrance. (Photo: Arne Gunnar Olsen/ NRK)

In late November, when Stein Espen Bøe and his wife Kristin living in the town of Haugesund drained around their house and had to remove the front entrance, it appeared some rock carvings showing several ships and a sun cross.

After being examined and recorded by archaeologists from the Stavanger Museum and Rogaland County, the finding proves to be about 3000 years old. The Bronze Age drawings that probably have been part of a larger part is covering about two square meters and displays ships with crew and a sun cross.

The discovery of the largest Bronze Age rock art finding from the Haugesund region is like any other similar findings from this time period, a mystery. However, it is very interesting to observe that one of the ships has a crew of…

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