Exciting 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.