Thursday, November 3, 2011
Ancient artefacts unearthed in Tisbury
A MAJOR hoard of ancient artefacts has been unearthed near Tisbury.
A metal detector enthusiast located more than 100 bronze items, thought to be about 2,700 years old, on a farmland site which is being kept secret.
Having first found a spearhead, he decided not to disturb the ground and notified archaeologists, who were able to conduct a meticulous excavation.
The finds, from the late Bronze Age and early Iron Age, include tools such as chisels, axe heads and gouges, and weapons including fragments of a sword and scabbard and more spearheads.
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