Keys to the Past

Bronze Age field system at Allery Burn (Melkridge)

Between 2500 and 4500 years ago, during a period archaeologists call the Bronze Age, farmers grew their crops in a field at Allery Burn, using a method of cultivation known as cord rig.

Reference number:N6521
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Bronze Age (2600BC to 700BC)
Event(s):AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, Hadrian's Wall Landscape from Chesters to Greenhead. An air photographic survey 2004; T Gates



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Melkridge


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