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Archaeological Excavations at Pode Hole Quarry

Bronze Age occupation on the Cambridgeshire Fen-edge

Patrick Daniel, edited by Andy Richmond and Gary Coates


Archaeological investigations in response to the expansion of Pode Hole sand and gravel quarry (Cambridgeshire, east England), exposed a well-preserved prehistoric Fen-edge landscape covering an area of approximately 24 hectares. Pottery dates and a series of radiocarbon determinations reveal that the site was occupied throughout the second millennium BC, with activity apparently intensifying later in that period. A substantial assemblage of locally made Bronze Age pottery and other artefacts was gathered during the excavations.