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Sunday, April 21, 2013
UK dig reveals 'sizeable' amount of Iron Age artefacts
Ancient metal artefacts found at a Leicestershire site could go on permanent display, archaeologists say.
Ancient human remains have also been found at the site, a former Iron Age fort [Credit: BBC]
The dig at Burrough Hill, near Melton Mowbray, has uncovered one of the biggest collections of Iron Age metalwork found in the East Midlands.
The finds include spears, knives, iron brooches, reaping hooks and the decorative bronze trim from a shield. Burrough Hill is the site of an Iron Age fort but no major excavation had taken place there since the 1970s. Read the rest of this article...