Flag Fen: A Concise Archæoguide by Francis Pryor

By Francis Pryor

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2012
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Flag Fen close to Peterborough is without doubt one of the best-preserved past due Bronze Age sits but present in Britain. It was once stumbled on in 1982 and contains many tens of hundreds of thousands of timbers which have been pushed into the muddy waters of a fen at the outskirts of contemporary Peterborough, among approximately 1300 and 900 BC. enormous quantities of precious gadgets, together with swords, daggers and jewelry, have been dropped into the water round the timbers, as offerings.

Flag Fen used to be opened to the general public in 1987 and is now an incredible customer appeal. It was once additionally the topic of a first-of-its-kind crowdsourced and crowdfunded archaeological dig through the summer season of 2012, organised by way of Digventures.

This in particular commissioned paintings, written by means of archaeologist and discoverer of Flag Fen, Francis Pryor MBE, offers a concise better half to a person looking an authoritative creation to this outstanding site.

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