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Discovery of Prehistoric Pits at Peterborough.

G.Wyman Abbott

Discovery of Prehistoric Pits at Peterborough.

by G.Wyman Abbott

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Published by Archeologica in [U.K.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Offprint from Archeologica,Vol 62,1910.

SeriesArcheologica
The Physical Object
Paginationillus
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Open LibraryOL17877328M

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Discovery of Prehistoric Pits at Peterborough by G.Wyman Abbott Download PDF EPUB FB2

These and other phrases have been used to describe the importance of the “houses of Peterborough”, a prehistoric settlement recently discovered in this town north of London.

The discovery is of two, possibly three, large circular houses made of wood and with thatched roofs. XIV.—The Discovery of Prehistoric Pits at Peterborough and the Development of Neolithic Pottery - Volume 62 Issue 1 - G.

Wyman Abbott, Reginald A. Smith Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users Cited by: 4. A Prehistoric Ritual Complex at Eynesbury, Cambridgeshire. Excavation of a Multi-period Site in the Great Ouse Valley, – (E Anglian Archaeol Occas Pap 17), 60–7.

Salisbury: Wessex Archaeology. Allen, T G and Robinson, M A The Prehistoric Landscape and Iron Age Enclosed Settlement at Mingies Ditch, Hardwick-with-Yelford, Oxon.

However, until the present project, little Peterborough Ware (Middle Neolithic pottery) had been recovered from pits within the Stonehenge landscape, and those south of King Barrow Ridge thus represent a significant discovery.

Although pits are usually seen as settlement features they often contain selected or placed deposits. The site, which has been left untouched since its discovery inis now being excavated for the first time by Historic England and the University of Cambridge.

The city of Peterborough is situated on a limestone promontory on the River Nene on the northern boundary of Northamptonshire where East Anglia meets the East Midlands, 75 miles north of London. It has a fascinating history, and has prospered from the produce of fields, fen and forest.

For many years the centre of the city was almost overwhelmed by the great bulk of St Peter's cathedral, a. Each pit was approximately metres deep and 25 metres in diameter with walls at almost degree angles. Archaeologists believe they have made the largest-ever discovery of mammoth remains Author: The New Daily.

Must Read / page 5 Brick-pits and time-depth Time-depth has always been a quality of Peterborough’s brick quarries. As well as generating material for making bricks, the same pits have also yielded the fossilised remains of vast numbers of ancient marine reptiles along with an File Size: KB.

Excavations at the prehistoric site at Hurst Fen, Mildenhall, Suffolk,andProceedings of the Prehistoric Society – Coombs, D.G. A note on the dating and archaeological significance of the Fengate, Newark Road subsite, spearhead fragment, in Pryor Cited by:   The discovery of the Townhead site is, like so many accidental finds like this, an unremarkable story (and for more background information, this is NMRS site number NS06SE 13).

Evidence for prehistoric settlement was found during quarrying of a gravel pit on the western fringe of Rothesay between and   Archaeologists discuss the bronze age settlement discovered in Cambridgeshire. Almost 3, years after being destroyed by fire, the astonishingly well preserved remains of Author: Maev Kennedy.

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Clash of the Dinosaurs takes a new look at the greatests beasts to ever walked the Earth -. In a small salvage excavation at the site resulted in the chance discovery of a prehistoric pit dug to take a standing stone. The recognition that such substantial structures can exist Cited by: 3.

The fossilized remains of 22 Ice Age, elephant sized sloths have been found preserved in 20,year-old asphalt in Ecuador. The discovery of this giant sloth death pit is revealing a virtual Bible of new evolutionary facts.

The ancient remains were found in Tanque Loma paleontological site, also known as Arroyo Seco, on the northern side of the Santa Elena Peninsula (SEP) in southwest. Francis Pryor and his team have been working in the Peterborough region since He is the author of many academic reports and popular books, including Farmers in Prehistoric Britain (also for The History Press), Seahenge, Britain BC and Britain AD.

He is a regular contributor to Time Team and his own programmes on Channel 4. show more/5(11). A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

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New York has been the at the center of the action for millions of years now. Now, we're getting a glimpse of when mammoths trampled down 5th Avenue, sea scorpions were part of the prehistoric freak show on Coney Island and some of the world's first dinosaurs roamed where the New York Giants play football.

Archaeologists have revealed exceptionally well-preserved Bronze Age dwellings during an excavation at Must Farm quarry in the East Anglian fens that is providing an extraordinary insight into domestic life 3, years ago.

The settlement, dating to the end of the Bronze Age ( BC), would have been home to several families who lived in a number of wooden houses on. The 'Chappell' is the front porch, which has a secondary job of helping keep the glorious West Front standing.

(Russell, John, Fair Spot and Goodly - Visitors' impressions of Peterborough, Peterborough Arts Council, ) Taken from The Peterborough Book .Francis Manning Marlborough Pryor MBE (born 13 January ) is a British archaeologist who is famous for his role in the discovery of Flag Fen, a Bronze Age archaeological site near Peterborough, and for his frequent appearances on the Channel 4 television series Time Team/5.The Must Farm project is the first landscape scale archaeological investigation of deep Fenland, with its complex geological history (from wet to dry and back again).

The project’s exploration of deeply buried deposits is transforming our understanding of prehistoric life and revealing a level of preservation previously only dreamt about.