3000 year old rope

The archeological site at Must Farm has found a piece of rope, over 3000 years old. The material it is made of is as yet unknown.

This is a very rough working shot but we wanted to share our very exciting start to the day. We’ve found that one of our large oak causeway posts that pre-date the settlement still has a preserved section of rope attached. It is in surprisingly good condition given that it probably dates from between 1290 – 1250BC! The rope is tied around the post roughly halfway down its length, suggesting it was still attached when the post was driven into the sediment. We are hoping that it might be threaded through a carved hole on the side we have yet to excavate.

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