Bronze age boats found in Cambridgeshiretags: archaeology, discoveries, Bronze Age, Cambridge, boats
A fleet of eight prehistoric boats deliberately sunk thousands of years ago has been discovered in a Cambridgeshire quarry.
The vessels, including one which is almost nine metres long, are the largest group of Bronze Age boats ever found in one site in the UK.
Many are still well-preserved and one is even able to float after 3,000 years buried in the site on the outskirts of Peterborough.
Others display intricate carvings and have handles carved from oak tree trunks for lifting them out of the water. Traces of a fire lit on the surface of one boat to cook the day's catch were also found....
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