|Oxford Archaeology East|
A "very unusual" Middle Bronze Age settlement has been found by archaeologists working along the route of Norwich's new northern bypass.
Evidence has been unearthed in Horsford including artefacts such as pottery, flint and a complete spindle wheel.
Oxford Archaeology East said the network of fields was separated by post holes rather than ditches, which makes it surprising.
A spokesman said it was of "potentially national significance".
Project manager Tom Phillips said the settlement, dating from between 1500-1200 BC, was made up of a "large rectangular ditched enclosure" and about eight to ten roundhouses.
But there was also a network of post hole alignments - rows of closely spaced posts - dividing fields. [...] BBC News / Link 2