Thursday, July 14, 2016

Treasure trove proves we have been keeping up with the Joneses since the Bronze Age

Cambridge archaeologists examine a 'pristine' Bronze Age bowl

From pristine gardens to the latest home extensions, trying to outdo one's neighbours has become something of a quintessential British pastime.
But keeping up the Joneses is not a new phenomenon, according to archaeologists.
A 3,000-year-old settlement in Cambridgeshire has revealed howBronze Age people also had the latest must-haves in homeware, fashion, and beauty techniques.
The Must Farm Quarry, which has been nicknamed Britain’s answer to Pompeii after being preserved in remarkable detail, shows how Bronze Age society was far more sophisticated than previously thought.
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