Bronze Age village uncovered

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of a settlement dating back 4,000 years, close to the Tees Estuary.

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Fragments of life 4,000 years ago found on Teesside

Work to create a nature reserve near the Tees Estuary has uncovered evidence of a settlement dating back to the Bronze Age.

Archaeologists brought in to investigate the site discovered these artefacts.

Iron Age pottery
Iron Age pottery, deliberately coarse to make it more robust Credit: ITV
Arrowheads
Pieces of flint arrowheads, made of flint Credit: ITV
Jet
Pieces of jet - possibly jewellery, although archaeologists do not currently know what these were used for. Credit: ITV
Jar
A smooth jar, made of pottery, from the Iron Age Credit: ITV