History Explorer: Life in the Bronze Age

Dr Francis Pryor and Charlotte Hodgman visit Flag Fen in Peterborough, a Bronze Age site that offers a unique insight into life in the Fens 3,500 years ago

A reconstructed round house at Flag Fen, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. (Alamy)

This article was originally published in the Christmas 2014 issue of BBC History Magazine

The drive from Peterborough Station to Flag Fen involves a journey across former marshland, drained centuries ago and now covered with industrial buildings. But beneath the modern factories lie the remains of prehistoric settlements, says archaeologist Francis Pryor as he throws his battered Land Rover into gear.

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