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Bronze Age site is found in city
An earlier Bronze Age site found in Cambridgeshire
In 2007 Bronze Age remains were found near Peterborough
Archaeologists in Cambridge have unearthed the first hard evidence that an area of the city was occupied during the Bronze Age.

The remains were found during a dig at Fitzwilliam College and probably belonged to a 3,500-year-old farmstead.

The remains comprise a series of ditches, in which the team found pieces of antler, flint tools, pottery and animal remains.

The items were discovered by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.

Christopher Evans, from the Unit, said the site would help people understand the early development of the city.

In September 2007 archaeologists found a Bronze Age burial site at Pode Hole Quarry, in Thorney, near Peterborough.



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