Animal bones and other artefacts found at Bronze Age quarry near Whittlesey

Picture by Cambridge Archaeological Unit
Picture by Cambridge Archaeological Unit
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Yet more historical artefacts, including animal bones, have been discovered in a Bronze Age quarry near Whittlesey.

A small, delicate wooden box and pot found in a roundhouse are just the latest discoveries made be archaeologists on the site.

Picture by Cambridge Archaeological Unit

Picture by Cambridge Archaeological Unit

The roundhouses being looked into are 3,000 years old and built on stilts, but were destroyed by a fire and collapsed into a river.

The fish and animal bones uncovered inside are thought by archaeologists to potentially have been the kitchen waste of the time.

A £1.1 million project to excavate the site was funded by government heritage agency Historic England, and quarry-owners Forterra.

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