Archaeologists working for a mining company have uncovered an Iron Age settlement near Newcastle.
Workmen at the dig [Credit: Banks Group]
The five-hectare site at the Brenkley Lane Surface Mine has been excavated by Headland Archaeology on behalf of Banks Mining.
The settlement, much of which is more than 2,000 years old, features the footprint of four roundhouses within an enclosure.
Artefacts and a cemetery have also been unearthed at the site.
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