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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...


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.



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