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Lake Village Excavation

Glastonbury Lake Village excavation

The world famous Glastonbury Lake Village provided the first clear evidence of the presence of Iron Age settlers in the Avalon Marshes when it was discovered in the early 20th Century. The wood from the buildings has been miraculously preserved in the waterlogged peat and survives to this day.

In the summer of 2014, a team of archaeologists dug several test pits and trenches to check the condition of the wood and to take samples for analysis.

This short film explains all and gives the first modern day glimpse of a the foundations of a lake village occupied from 300BC to 100AD.

 

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