Bronze Age artifacts found on island of Guernsey

Published on April 7th, 2010 | by Admin


Bronze Age artifacts have been found at the airport located on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel.

With the planned development of Guernsey’s runway surveying around the airport uncovered the remains of a bronze age settlement in 2008.

Archaeological excavation began on the site in March 2009 and soon uncovered the remains of what appeared to be a cremation pit.

By March 2010 this picture of a settlement had developed further.

States Archaeology Officer, Phillip de Jersey, said: “We think this was used for some form of industrial activity.”

Phillip explained that the site appeared to date from 1,500 to 2,000 BC but did not appear to feature any kind of residential settlement.

He said: “It might have been for something like treating flax to make cloth – we don’t think it was metal working because there aren’t enough signs of metal here.”

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