Bronze Age Huts, Brean Down, Somerset

Bronze Age Huts, Brean Down, Somerset
Photograph taken 1989 © Peter Dunn. Source Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J890031

A reconstruction drawing of Bronze Age huts on Brean Down. Excavations here revealed the presence of an Early to Middle Bronze Age settlement. The site consisted of a midden (rubbish pit), general domestic waste such as pottery, hearths and two huts. There was also evidence for bone and leather working and small scale salt production. Possible field systems next to the huts were examined but provided little evidence for farming crops, it is thought they may have be used as animal enclosures.

Location

Somerset Brean Down

Period

Prehistoric (to AD42)

Themes

Tags

reconstruction drawing bronze age rural landscape settlement house archaeology excavation