Nettles a favorite food of prehistoric people?In Britain, archaeologists have uncovered one of the most valuable accumulation of artifacts dating back 3,000 years and which reveals details of daily life in the Bronze Age people.
Objects found in a marshy area to the east of England, County Cambridgeshire, near the town of Peterborough. Archaeological sites in this area are famous for the many interesting objects unearthed in recent years.
The new findings are wicker baskets, wooden handles for swords, fragments of textiles, swords and spears and bronze – to the enormous surprise of archaeologists – not less than six boats, boats monoxile (carved from a single trunk tree), oak, excellent preserved most of them is over 8 feet long.
Another very interesting discovery was a bowl containing food scraps; analyzes showed that this was a nettles food .
Buried under a layer of peat and mud, not exposed to air, the items are extremely well preserved. It is one of the most remarkable discoveries in the UK, in terms of volume and conservation status of parts, and scientists expect to find other objects, as they dig deeper.
Excavations are funded company Hanson, a company producing bricks and cement, in a project planning.
Items will be subject to specific conservation procedures, before being presented at the exhibition.
Source: Mail Online