Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Peterborough Bronze Age boats conservation begins

Emma Turvey works on Bronze Age long boat; Bronze Age long boat in quarry; Ian Panter with boat in cold storage at Flag Fen

Eight 4,000-year-old boats found in a quarry in Cambridgeshire are being preserved with the same techniques used on the Mary Rose Tudor warship.
The vessels were discovered by archaeologists as they excavated a section of a quarry at Must Farm near Peterborough in 2011.
The boats are being kept in cold storage at Flag Fen, where they will be sprayed with a special wax.
The two-year project will stop the ancient timbers from degrading.
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