Must Farm is considered one of the most important Bronze Age archaeological sites in Europe.
The area was underwater for centuries, leading to a unique level of preservation and some amazing discoveries. The dig site has provided a vast amount of information about how people lived.
The Cambridge Archaeological Unit needed a dedicated website for Must Farm to :
- explain the history and geology of the site,
- act as a repository for the items found there, and
- talk through the archaeological process.
Phase 1 – Tell the story of the Must Farm site
- First we needed an identity (I used the physical shape of the dig site as an ‘M’, and earthy, heritage colours).
- Then we needed to explain the background to the dig site and help website visitors explore what was found. Getting this right involved lots of in-depth conversations with the team and a visit to the dig site. I used interactive elements wherever I could.
Phase 2 – Tell the story of the Must Farm dig
- The dig was challenging and included experts from all sorts of fields. We needed to catalogue not just what was found, but how; what those discoveries meant; and how the experts reached their conclusions.
- The most logical way to do this was as in blog format – including plenty of photos, videos, in-depth articles and diary entries.