A Huge Bronze Age wheel unearthed in England

by SpeedLux

Cambridge University archaeologists found the biggest and most completely maintained Bronze Age wheel ever uncovered in the UK recently. Constructed of thick oak slabs and determining almost 3 feet throughout, the wheel was found at Must Farm, a site recognized informally as the Fenland Pompeii.

3,000 years prior the site, which rests on the borders of Peterborough along a tributary of the Nene river, was the home of settlement of roundhouses developed on stilts over the river. At some time, a destructive fire swept through the town and its residents deserted it, leaving the majority of their personal belongings. The village then sank and collapsed into the river where it was completely maintained by layers of mud and silt, together with all that it consisted of.

Regardless of being sweltered by fire and pierced by a geologist’s core sampler at some point in the 20th century, the wheel is remarkably well managed, and offers archaeologists a much better take a look at Bronze Age transport innovation.

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