Bronze age findings discovered at Wiltshire site

We recently uncovered some fascinating findings at a site for some new homes in Harnham, Wiltshire.

During the excavation by Cotswold Archaeology the team has uncovered five Bronze Age barrows (circa 2400BC – 700BC) spread across two excavation areas, ten burials, three un-urned cremation burials, an Iron Age lynchet, a large number of pits and postholes – dating from the Neolithic and Late Bronze Age – plus pottery, knives and red deer antler.

Richard Greatorex, from Cotswold Archaeology, explained: “Five rivers converge in Salisbury. The abundance of water has inevitably attracted human occupation from the Mesolithic onwards (10,000BC – 4000BC), which has led to some interesting findings.”

The findings will be catalogued and the artefacts donated to Salisbury Museum so they can be enjoyed by many for years to come.

With the first stage of archaeological groundworks complete, building work has started on the new development.

The development will provide 640 new homes for the local community, with 148 becoming Aster homes for rent and shared ownership.

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