Post-Ex Diary 11: The Must Farm Textiles Part One

April 1, 2019

This month’s update sees textile specialist Dr Susanna Harris discussing the fibres and fabrics from the Must Farm settlement. Videos 5 – 7 will follow next month.

The Must Farm Textiles: Part One – Introducing Bronze Age Textiles

Part One introduces Bronze Age textiles to help put the Must Farm finds in context.

The Must Farm Textiles: Part Two – Must Farm’s Fibres and Fabrics


The second part of our video series exploring Must Farm’s textiles focuses on the site’s assemblage. Why have these artefacts been preserved and how have the preservation conditions affected these textiles?

The Must Farm Textiles: Part Three – Fibres and Fabrics – Quality and Technology



Part Three of our video series on Must Farm’s textiles examines the site’s woven fabrics. Despite being made during the Late Bronze Age, almost three thousand years ago, their quality is comparable to some fabrics we encounter today.

The Must Farm Textiles: Part Four – Yarn and Wound Thread


In Part Four we explore some of the yarn and wound threads found during the excavation. It is unusual to find earlier stages of textile production alongside finished items at a Late Bronze Age site and we are currently investigating these artefacts.


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The Must Farm Timber Platform Project is an ongoing project being carried out by the Cambridge University Archaeological Unit with funding from Historic England and Forterra.

Dig Diaries

Bronze Age rapier found in river sediments linked to the causeway. The blue colouration is a result of alkaline-rich silts in the river causing a form of corrosion on the metal

The excavation of the Must Farm settlement was carried out between August 2015 and August 2016. Take a look at our diary entries documenting the excavation process. ...read more

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