February 20, 2016

2500 YEARS LATER THE ABORIGINALS STILL HADN'T FIGURED ONE OUT:

What this 3,000-year-old wheel tells us about Britain's 'Pompeii' (Olivia Lowenberg, FEBRUARY 19, 2016, CS Monitor)

Archeologists working at Must Farm in Peterborough, Britain, recently discovered a 3,000-year-old wheel that has been completely preserved. It is the first and largest example of its kind to be discovered on the isle. The wheel's completeness and relative size will likley shift views about how people may have travelled during the Bronze Age, especially since it was found at a site located near a river.

"This remarkable but fragile wooden wheel is the earliest complete example ever found in Britain," said Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, in a press release announcing the discovery. "The existence of this wheel expands our understanding of Late Bronze Age technology and the level of sophistication of the lives of people living on the edge of the Fens 3,000 years ago."

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