Free

Talk: The Must Farm Pile Dwelling-Taste, appearance, lifestyle & communicat...

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Leeds City Museum

Leeds

LS2 8BH

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

‘It now seems that the Must Farm Bronze Age pile dwelling (aka Fenland’s Pompeii) was built, occupied and burnt down in quick succession. The brevity of settlement and its catastrophic demise provided a rare set of circumstances which in turn ensured exceptional preservation. Individual roundhouses replete with entire household inventories (whole pots, tool kits, textiles, wooden vessels, weapons, food remains etc.) were preserved within the gentle sediments of a small river buried deep beneath the fens.

This talk will present the context, circumstance and public outreach of the excavation and, at the same, attempt to come to terms with the sheer intensity of materials and what they might tell us about taste, appearance, lifestyle and communication in Late Bronze Age Britain and beyond’.

After the talk, free tea and coffee refreshments will be provided, enabling attendees to discuss the talk and to meet the speaker.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Leeds City Museum

Leeds

LS2 8BH

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved