“The river provided a means of efficient and relatively safe travel facilitating that movement of raw materials, finished goods, people and even ideas.”
The Havering Hoard was buried towards the end of the Bronze Age and is dated between the years c.900 and c.800.
The collection totals 453 objects that were uncovered by archaeologists from Archaeological Solutions during a planned excavation.
Ms Sumnall said: “The Havering Hoard is a very important discovery due to the size, the fact that it was buried in four parts but most of all because the entire site was excavated.
“This was a planned excavation taking part ahead of mineral extraction on-site and so there is that wealth of data about the wider landscape that helps to interpret the Hoard.”