Brownsea in the Iron Age
The Iron Age
Brownsea is the largest of the islands in Poole Harbour, which is the second largest natural harbour in the world.
Humans have been active in the local area since at least the Iron Age (750BC – AD43). In 1964 two sections of a 33-foot Iron Age log boat were discovered just off Brownsea. Carbon-dating revealed that the log boat had been preserved by the marine silts for almost 3,000 years. It is now on display in Poole Museum.