Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Flag Fen, Fengate, Peterborough I: Discovery, Reconnaissance and Initial Excavation (1982–85)

  • Francis Pryor (a1), Charles French (a1), Maisie Taylor (a1), J. C. Barrett and T. M. Halliday...

Abstract

The discovery and initial excavation of an unenclosed, timber platform settlement site of Late Bronze Age date is described. The site is located in open Fen just off the Fen-edge at Fengate in an area of well-known prehistoric activity. The site includes the remains of a remarkably well-preserved three-aisled rectangular building, with at least two floor levels still intact. Finds include items of pottery, flint and wood. Current environmental research is outlined and the report concludes with a discussion of the site's role and status.

Copyright

References

Hide All
Abbott, G. W., 1910. ‘The Discovery of Prehistoric Pits at Peterborough’, Archaeologia 62, 332–52.
Barrett, J. C., 1980. ‘The pottery of the later Bronze Age in lowland England’, Proc. Prehist. Soc. 46, 297319.
Booth, B. K. W., 1984. ‘A documentation system for archaeology’, in Laflin, S. (ed.), Computer Applications in Archaeology, 1984, 58 (Birmingham).
Booth, B. K. W., Brough, R. and Pryor, F. M. M., 1984. ‘The Flexible Storage of Site Data: a Microcomputer Applica-tion’, J. Archaeol Sci. 11, 8190.
Bradley, R.J., 1984. The Social Foundations of Prehistoric Britain (London).
Brunskill, R. W., 1985. Timber Building in Britain (London).
Coles, J. M., 1977. ‘Conservation of wooden artifacts from the Somerset Levels: 1’, Somerset Levels Papers 3, 8788.
Coles, J. M., 1979. ‘Conservation of wooden artifacts from the Somerset Levels: 2’, Somerset Levels Papers 5, 3243.
Coles, J. M., 1981. ‘Conservation of wooden artifacts from the Somerset Levels: 3’, Somerset Levels Papers 7, 7078.
Coles, J. M., 1984. The Archaeology of Wetlands (Edinburgh).
Coles, J.M. and Hall, D.N., 1983. ‘The Fenland Project’, Antiquity 57, 51.
Corkhill, T., 1979. A Glossary of Wood (London).
Crabtree, D. E., 1972. An Introduction to Flintworking. Occ. Paper Idaho State Univ. Mus. 28 (Pocatello).
Crowther, D. R., French, C. A. I. and Pryor, F. M. M., 1984. ‘Approaching the Fens the Flexible Way’, in Haselgrove, C., Millett, M. and Smith, I. (eds), Archaeology from the Ploughsoil, 5976 (Sheffield).
Cunliffe, B. W. and Phillipson, D. W., 1968. ‘Excavations at Eldon's Seat, Encombe, Dorset, England’, Proc. Prehist. Soc. 34, 191237.
Evans, R., 1979. ‘The early courses of the River Nene’, Durobrivae 7, 810.
Foley, R., 1981. Off-site Archaeology and Human Adaptation in Eastern Africa. Brit. Archaeol. Rep. S97 (Oxford).
Gurney, D. A., 1980. ‘Evidence of Bronze Age salt production at Northey, Peterborough’, Northants. Archaeol. 15, 111.
Hawkes, C. F. C. and Fell, C. I., 1945The Early Iron Age Settlement at Fengate, Peterborough’, Archaeol. J. 100, 188223.
Leeds, E.T., 1922Further Discoveries of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages at Peterborough’, Antiq. J. 2, 220–37.
Longley, D. and Needham, S., 1980. Runnymede Bridge 1976: Excavations on the site of a Late Bronze Age Settlement. Res. Vol. Surrey Archaeol, Soc. 6 (Guildford).
Mahany, C.M., 1969. ‘Fengate’, Current Archaeol. 17, 156–57.
McInnes, I. J., 1971. ‘Settlements in later Neolithic Britain’, in Simpson, D.D.A. (ed.), Economy and settlement in Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Europe, 113–30 (Leicester).
Morrison, I., 1985. Landscape with Lake Dwellings: the Crannogs of Scotland (Edinburgh).
Perini, R., 1984. Scavi archeologici nella zona Palafitticola di Fiavé-Carera: Parte I, campagne 1969–1976 (Trentino).
Pryor, F. M. M., 1974. Excavation at Fengate, Peterborough, England: the First Report. Royal Ontario Museum Archaeology Monograph 3 (Toronto).
Pryor, F. M. M., 1978a. Excavation at Fengate, Peterborough, England: the Second Report. Royal Ontario Museum Archaeology Monograph 5 (Toronto).
Pryor, F. M. M., 1978b. ‘Three New Bronze Age Weapons’, Durobrivae 6, 1416.
Pryor, F. M. M., 1980. Excavation at Fengate, Peterborough, England: the Third Report. Northamptonshire Archaeol. Soc. Monograph 1/Royal Ontario Museum Archaeology Monograph 6 (Toronto and Northampton).
Pryor, F. M. M., 1983. ‘South-west Fen-edge survey, 1982–83: an Interim Report’, Northants. Archaeol. 18, 165–69.
Pryor, F. M. M., 1984. Excavation at Fengate, Peterborough, England: the Fourth Report. Northamptonshire Archaeol. Soc. Monograph 2/Royal Ontario Museum Archaeology Monograph 7 (Toronto and Northampton).
Pryor, F. M. M., 1985. ‘Dyke survey: an imperfect approach to the invisible’, Arch. Rev. Cambridge 4, 514.
Pryor, F. M. M., forthcoming. ‘Excavations at Site 11, Fen-gate, Peterborough’, in forthcoming Fenland Project monograph.
Pryor, F. M. M. and French, C. A. I., 1985. Archaeology and Environment in the Lower Wetland Valley, 2 vols. E. Anglian Archaeol. 27 (Norwich).
Pryor, F.M. M., French, C.A.I., and Taylor, M., 1985. ‘An interim report on excavations at Etton, Maxey, Cambridgeshire, 1982–84’, Antiq. J. 65, 275311.
Rackham, O., 1976. Trees and Woodland in the British Landscape (London).
RCHM, 1969. Peterborough New Town: a Survey of Antiquities in the Areas of Development. Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) (London).
Rowlands, M. J., 1980. ‘Kinship, alliance and exchange in the European Bronze Age’, in Barrett, J. C. and Bradley, R.J. (eds), The British Later Bronze Age, 1556. Brit. Archaeol. Rep. 83 (Oxford).
Smith, I. F., 1956. The Decorative Art of Neolithic Ceramics in south-eastern England and its relations. Unpub. Ph.D. thesis, Inst. Arch., London Univ.
Taylor, M., 1981. Wood in Archaeology. Shire Archaeology No. 17 (Princes Risborough).
Therkorn, L. L., Brandt, R. W., Pals, J. P. and Taylor, M., 1984. ‘An Early Iron Age farmstead: Site Q of the Assendelver Polders project’, Proc. Prehist. Soc. 50, 351–74.
Wheeler, R. E. M., 1943. Maiden Castle, Dorset. Soc. Antiqs. Res. Rep. XII (London).
Wood-Martin, W.G., 1886. The Lake Dwellings of Ireland (reprinted 1983) (Dublin).

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed