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Neck ring

This torc was made by a highly-skilled goldsmith. Originally it was worn around the neck but later it was carefully coiled. The torc dates from about 1300-1100 BC and is...

Plaque of a human face

This unique plaque, made from thin sheet bronze, shows a human face and may have decorated a piece of furniture. It was found in the guard chamber of the hillfort...

Bowl

The clay of this bowl contains traces of fat which show that it held milk products. This is the earliest evidence for dairying in Britain. The bowl was found beside...

South Cadbury shield

This Yetholm-type shield is 66 cm in diameter and less than 1 mm thick. It is decorated with over 6,000 individually-stamped bosses. The metal is too thin for the shield...

Priddy Hoard

Gold has a special place in human history because it is rare, beautiful and easy to work. It was first used in Britain over 4,000 years ago. This hoard of...

Toy axe

This wooden axe was found beside the Sweet Track and is probably a childês toy. The axe made from two pieces of oak and may be the earliest toy from...

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