Bronze Age settlement unearthed in SW England

Excavations at the Hinkley C site have revealed the remains of a 3,000-year-old Bronze Age settlement.

Bronze Age settlement unearthed in SW England
Wick Barrow beakers [Credit: Somerset County Council]
Archaeologists have also discovered the first Saxon grub hut to be found in Somerset, and a number of Roman features and artefacts, including a grain drier, quern stones, a stone anchor, fishing net weights, jewellery and graves.

Bronze Age settlement unearthed in SW England
Roman burial with decapitated head [Credit: Somerset County Council]
The work was funded by EDF Energy as part of its site preparations and carried out by Somerset County Council.

Bronze Age settlement unearthed in SW England
Wick Barrow [Credit: Somerset County Council]
The county’s heritage team is now carrying out an outreach programme across Somerset, giving people the chance to find out more about the history of the site. 

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Author: Matthew Colledge | Source: This is the West County [March 12, 2013]

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