Sunday, October 9, 2011

Excavation Site Has 2000 Years Of Salting Fen Willow Tree

Archaeologists say the site will be resolved 25AD to be negotiated on salt in foods

Hundreds of artifacts were discovered on a salt-year 2000, making the site on the marshes of Lincolnshire.

Pottery, hairpins and tools were found on an archaeology excavation of two weeks Bog Willow Tree, near Bourne.

The archaeologist, David Trimble, said the entire history of salt production at the site had been defeated.

The experts were invited to perform the excavation of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, before the area became a conservation area.

Essential in 25AD

Two thousand years ago would have seemed very different the marsh and tidal creeks running into the ground, experts say.

Lord Trimble, the project manager of the site, said: "Salt was quite common to small-scale off the coast of Lincolnshire.

"Each village community could happen in the marsh and make something of their own," he said.

Sea water was collected in pans and baked ceramic salt sheets.

Community that settled on the site in 25AD would have used salt in their diet, to preserve meat and trade for food and goods.

Traces of salt, making excavation of Fen Willow Tree analyzed before being given to the museum of local history.

The site is to become part of a 114 hectare park to attract wildlife as waders and dragonflies.

Marcus Craythorne, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, said: "My main concern is what happens on the surface, creating a prairie habitat to provide wildlife, but to go down just a foot and travel 2000 years is really interesting. "

Archaeologist The finding and the history of the site will be told in an interpretive center at the Fen Willow Tree.

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