Bronze Age Timber Platform

Thanks to funding from Historic England and Forterra, in September 2015 we began a new project – Bronze Age Timber Platform. This is an 8 month excavation of a settlement at the site that was destroyed by fire, causing it to collapse into a river channel, preserving the contents in situ. Information on our progress and discoveries can be found in Bronze Age Timber Platform.

Bronze Age River

In 2011 the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Forterra, began to unearth a series of extraordinary finds. What we found, what we learnt and what we know about the history, geology and archaeology of the area, can be explored in Bronze Age River.


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    We were very excited to find an almost-complete hafted axe a few weeks ago. We’ve also been lucky enough to find several other hafts although these other examples all lack the original axe heads. Axe hafts from the Late Bronze Age are fairly rare from Britain. Among the known examples there seems to..

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