Welcome to Modbury, a heritage market town that is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
September 17, 2019
"The origin of the tin used in the Bronze Age has long been one of the greatest enigmas in archaeological research. Now researchers from Heidelberg University and the Curt Engelhorn Centre for Archaeometry in Mannheim have solved part of the puzzle."
This is an interesting article regarding the mining of tin in Devon and Cornwall and how far it travelled in the ancient world.
Tin deposits on the Eurasian continent and distribution of tin finds in the area studied dating from 2500-1000 BCE. The arrow does not indicate the actual trade route but merely illustrates the assumed origin of the Israeli tin based on the data.
Source: Berger et al. 2019 (Prepared by Daniel Berger)
Around the South Hams lies the remains of this industry. The moors were, in part, created from this industry. Ashburton is an ancient stannary (tin market) town along with Chagford and nearby Plympton with Tavistock over the border in Cornwall.
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