We also found time to turn off the A3 just south of Petersfield to visit Butser Hill Ancient Village
This reconstructed iron-age village is not at Butser hill any more - it has moved to the other side of the A3.
Although there is no evidence of iron-age settlement here, all the buildings have been constructed using data from various archaeological sites around the country.
The materials and techniques are as authentic as is possible with the information available and so a house you see here will be a true replica of one known to have existed somewhere in the UK.
You would not expect such dedication to omit something as important as the toilet.
Fortunately there were no demonstrations of this aspect of iron-age living.
In the Roman kitchen a lady was cooking food to a Roman recipe and I enjoyed dried peas with mint.
This table displays a range of common ingredients found in the Roman kitchen.
The mouse would have been on the menu but the marshmallows are representing the marshmallow plant whose leaves were often eaten in salads or fried.