Bread, stews, porridges and beer were probably what most people in Iron Age Britain ate and drank most of the time. Beef, pork and mutton or lamb were the most common types of meat cooked but archaeologists have also found that horse and dog were eaten.
Wheat and barley were two of the most common crops grown and milk was used for making cheese.
When grain was harvested it had to be stored, the best way was to dig a pit!
They could be up to 2 metres deep and lined with wickerwork or clay. A correctly sealed pit could keep the grain airtight and stop it going off for to 2 years!
Pits often had other uses such as for putting rubbish in or even for human burials!
To make bread iron age people first needed flour and they had the technology to do it in the form of a rotatory quern!
It consisted of two stones, one on top of the other. The lower stone did not move and the upper stone was turned with a wooden handle. Grain was dropped into the hole at the top and with effort, flour would squeeze out of the sides and be collected on a rug.
The flour was very coarse up to today's standards, it had large chunks of grain which wasn't good for the teeth!