3,000 year old wooden wheel Bronze Age found in the city waste
#Cosmoread: A 3,000 year old wooden wheel of a prehistoric city that fell into a river in east England have been discovered in the remains. Archaeologists said the Bronze Age wheel and the largest of its kind preserved, BC Dating back to1100-800
Measuring about 3 feet (1 meter) across, and the hub is still intact, with the wheel in Peterborough was unearthed during a dig at the Must Farm site, historic England, a heritage organization that is partially excavated according to an announcement of funding.
“It’s remarkable, but the delicate wooden wheel meets the earliest example ever found in Britain,” Duncan Wilson, chief executive of historic England, said in a statement. He discovered 3000 years ago people living in the region is growing understanding of technical sophistication.
Must Farm, which was first discovered in 1999, has been described as the “Pompeii of London.” Pompeii was a Roman city that was destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. The ash from the volcanic eruption that left the city exceptionally well preserved, elaborate murals and frescoes still intact on the walls of its buildings had. Like Pompeii, must form the site of the catastrophe was frozen in time through.
Must Farm site, a river channel in the circular wooden houses, built on stilts above the old course of the River Nene said. But due to a devastating fire house -The sandy-and-down for a dip in the water to be preserved, archaeologists said.
Also to get the wooden houses, excavations in the archaeological record some rare items that normally can not survive uncovered a wooden plate, wooden utensils, clothes and even the remnants of food jar containing lime tree the fiber is made from, probably left when the fire broke out, the researchers said.
Must form was partially excavated in 2006, but the site is currently a huge, £ 1.1 million ($ 1.58 million US), is undergoing excavation of eight months. Archaeologists on the site approximately 12,000 square feet (1,100 square meters) to dig trenches across the plan said. They currently are about halfway done with the project, according to historical England.
Another sign that this generation of transport were quite savvy, eight Bronze Age boat’s wheel must form a single river in 2011. The new discovery suggests people were recovered from the site visit and beyond dry River land was concerned with.
Technically, the new discovery is the oldest Bronze Age wheel found in the UK. That distinction still wheel the swamp, was found at a nearby site belongs to and dates back to about 1300 BC, however, that the newly discovered artifact is completed in less than wheel and is smaller in diameter, 2.6 feet (0.8 meters).