A metal detectorist discovered a bronze bowl but he did not dig it up. He left it in the ground and reported the find to the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
An excavation was started and a hoard of twelve Iron Age cauldrons were found. They had been buried in a 2 metre pit dug into the chalk, with ox skulls placed above and below them.
The cauldrons date between 200 – 50 BC and because of their unique decoration, they are very different from vessels examined so far. It is believed that they were not used for everyday purposes, but mainly for feasts.
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