22 Gennaio – 6 Febbraio 2016
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Nuovi ritrovamenti dallo straordinario insediamento presso la cava della Fattoria Must (Must Farm in Inglese) nel Fenland (anche The Fens in Inglese, si tratta di paludi) dell’Anglia Orientale, che data alla fine dell’Età del Bronzo (1200-800 a. C.).
L’insediamento, distrutto da un incendio e ribattezzato la “Pompei dell’Età del Bronzo”, questa volta ha regalato agli archeologi una piccola scatola in legno (col suo contenuto), ossa animali e un vaso integro.

Must Farm quarry, Cambridgeshire: Archaeologists from Cambridge Archaeological Unit have found a settlement of remarkably well preserved circular wooden houses, dated to about 1000-800 BC. You may see on the photo a fan like wooden structure that once was part of the roof of one of the buildings. A fire destroyed the houses, causing the them to fall into a river where the moist environment helped preserve the contents. Perfectly preserved ceramic pots still with meals and spoon inside have been found at the site. Also human remains, cloths and bronze objects have be recovered. These finds had led some to claim that the site is the Pompeii of England. I visited the Must Farm site as part of an excursion when attending a geo-archaeological seminar at the University of Cambridge. Magnus M. Haaland PhD at AHKR, UIB #archaeology #prehistory #bronzeage #uib #uibhf #history #Pompeii #Cambridge

Una foto pubblicata da Universitetet i Bergen (@unibergen) in data:


Si segnala pure il ritrovamento di uno scheletro di plesiosauro, di 165 mila anni fa.
Link: BBC News 1, 2; UPI.
Il Cambridgeshire, da WikipediaCC BY-SA 3.0, caricata da e di Nilfanion (NilfanionOrdnance Survey OpenData: County boundaries and GB coastline National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Irish, French and Isle of Man coastlines, Lough Neagh and Irish border).