Must Farm Bronze Age Settlement

IMG_5874Exciting discoveries are being made near Peterborough at Must Farm. A bronze age settlement has been discovered in the silt of the old river course. Archaeologists from Cambridge University are revealing a wealth of brilliantly preserved artefacts.  It appears the three dwellings were built on posts driven into the river bed. Brought to an end by a catastrophic fire the structures and their contents collapsed into the water and because of this have been preserved, only to emerge 3,000 years later in what is now a quarry.

This afternoon, along with colleagues from Peterborough Cathedral, I was privileged to visit the site for a tour.  A picture emerged of a far more developed civilisation than I had previously imagined along with evidence of trading with Europe.

Below are some images from the visit.

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About Revd Canon Ian Black

Ian is Vicar of Peterborough, Canon Residentiary of Peterborough Cathedral and Rural Dean of Peterborough. He previously served for 10 years in Leeds, as Vicar of Whitkirk and as a member of the Chapter of Ripon Cathedral. He has also worked in Kent in Maidstone and as priest-in-charge of a group of parishes 10 miles north west of Canterbury. He was a Minor Canon of Canterbury Cathedral, a prison chaplain and Assistant Director of Post-Ordination Training for the Diocese of Canterbury. Prior to ordination Ian had a career in tax, both with the Inland Revenue as a PAYE Auditor and a firm of Chartered Accountants as a Tax Accountant. Ian is married with two sons. He is the author of three books of prayers: Prayers for all occasions (SPCK 2011), Intercessions for Years A, B & C (SPCK 2009) and Intercessions for the Calendar of Saints and Holy Days (SPCK 2005). He has been writing online since the mid 1990s.
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