But fabrics were also made using wild species available in the local environment, such as the non-stinging fen nettle and lime bast, processed from the inner bark of lime trees.
"The textiles would have been soft and supple," Harris said.
Carried out by the University of Cambridge, the excavation has now come to a close. In the past months, archaeologists found an extraordinary time capsule buried just over six feet below the ground surface, where the river bed actually was in 1000-800 BC.
Such was the level of preservation that the footprints of those living there are still visible in the waterlogged sediments.
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"This exceptional site allows you visit in exquisite detail everyday life in the Bronze Age," David Gibson, archaeological manager at the University of Cambridge's Archaeological Unit, said.
Apart from textiles, the circular houses contained pots of different sizes, wooden buckets and platters, metal and stone tools for grinding grains, weapons, and glass beads.
"These finds suggest a materialism and sophistication never before seen in a British Bronze Age settlement. Even 3,000 years ago people seemed to have a lot of stuff," the archaeologist said.
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The way the objects were found indicate people were forced to leave everything behind when the houses caught on fire.
They left their clothing, jewelry, tools, furniture, and abandoned the meals in the cooking pots.
It is not known whether it was an accident or fire was set deliberately by hostile forces.
However, tree-ring analysis of the oak structures has suggested that at the time of the fire, the houses were still new and had only been lived in for a few months.
"This site has transformed our knowledge of Bronze Age Britain, and there is more to come as we enter a post-excavation phase of research," Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said. SEE PHOTOS: