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Britain's Bronze Age discovery

Published 1821 GMT (0221 HKT) January 12, 2016
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A recent excavation in eastern England has unearthed what is believed to be the best-preserved Bronze Age village found in Britain. Pictured is the excavation of the structure's palisade -- posts encircling the dwelling site -- during the exploratory investigation in 2006. Cambridge Archaeology Unit
Bronze Age piles preserved within the river silts and collapsed structural timbers. Cambridge Archaeology Unit
River silts are removed to expose the wood. Cambridge Archaeology Unit
Wood specialist Mike Bamforth examines the base of a Bronze Age wooden bucket. Cambridge Archaeology Unit
A close up of a charred wooden bucket base. Cambridge Archaeology Unit
Late Iron Age baldric ring with La Tène style decoration, probably part of a shoulder belt for carrying a sword. Cambridge Archaeology Unit