TL2299 : An ancient landscape

taken 3 months ago, near to Newark, Peterborough, Great Britain

An ancient landscape
An ancient landscape
Flag fen, near Peterborough, seen from within the archaeological museum of the same name.
Flag Fen :: TL2298

Between 1350 and 950BC a wooden platform and post alignment that stretch for nearly a kilometre across the fen was built consists of 60,000 vertical timber and 250,000 horizontal pieces of wood, spanning the wet and marshy fen to meet a droveway on dry ground at each end. This Archaeological find is of international significance and has been preserved and incorporated into the museum and Archaeology Park at Flag Fen.

The Fens

The Fens, also known as the Fenland, is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. Most of the fens were drained several centuries ago, resulting in a flat, damp, low-lying agricultural region.
A fen is the local name for an individual area of marshland or former marshland and also designates the type of marsh typical of the area, which has neutral or alkaline water chemistry and relatively large quantities of dissolved minerals, but few other plant nutrients.
Fenland primarily lies around the coast of the Wash; it reaches into four counties: Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and a small area of Suffolk, as well as the historic county of Huntingdonshire. In whole it occupies an area of nearly 1,500 sq miles.
Most of the Fenland lies within a few metres of sea level. As with similar areas in the Netherlands, much of the Fenland originally consisted of fresh- or salt-water wetlands, which have been artificially drained and continue to be protected from floods by drainage banks and pumps.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 July, 2021   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 14 July, 2021
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Flat landscapes 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2256 9918 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.5981N 0:11.5682W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2270 9895
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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