Is Flag Fen English Heritage?
The final monograph on the site – entitled The Flag Fen Basin: Archaeology and environment of a Fenland Landscape – was published in 2001 as an English Heritage Archaeological Report. The report is now available online through the Archaeology Data Service.
Why is Flag Fen a significant site?
Visit Flag Fen Archaeology Park to explore how the prehistoric people of the fen lived over 3000 years ago. Experience life in our prehistoric past and visit the only place in the UK where original Bronze Age remains can be seen in situ, the incredibly preserved timbers of a monumental engineering achievement.
What other items have been discovered at Flag Fen?
Flag Fen – Evidence & Finds
- 300 examples of Bronze and Iron Age metalwork.
- 4 complete and largely unused querns (corn grinding stones)
- Shale bracelets.
- Early Iron Age brooches, pins and ornaments (bent or damaged)
- Animal bones (both from joints of meat and several Collie-sized dogs)
How much is Flag Fen?
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What was found at Flag Fen in England?
Excavation commenced in the Summer of 1984 and by 1990 had revealed vertical and horizontal timbers, animal bones, a bronze dagger and other metal items and fragments, flint implements and 400 potsherds. Further finds included items imported from continental Europe and the oldest surviving wooden wheel found in England.
Where was the Bronze Age site Flag Fen located?
Flag Fen, east of Peterborough, England, is a Bronze Age site developed about 3500 years ago, consisting of more than 60,000 timbers arranged in five very long rows, creating a wooden causeway (around 1 km long) across the wet fenland. Part-way across the structure a small island was formed.
When was the first book about Flag Fen published?
In 1991 Pryor published his first book about Flag Fen, entitled Flag Fen: Prehistoric Fenland Centre, as one of a series co-produced by English Heritage and B.T. Batsford.
How old is Flag Fen in Peterborough England?
Flag Fen. Flag Fen, east of Peterborough, England, is a Bronze Age site developed about 3500 years ago, consisting of more than 60,000 timbers arranged in five very long rows, creating a wooden causeway (around 1 km long) across the wet fenland.