John Thomas, project manager at University of Leicester Archaeological Services will give a digital talk on the nationally important discovery of Iron Age cauldrons and other metal finds from a long-lived Iron Age site at Glenfield Park, between the villages of Glenfield and Kirby Muxloe, on the edge of Leicester. Glenfield Park is an exceptional archaeological site, with a fantastic array of finds that highlight this as one of the more important Iron Age discoveries of recent years. The settlement is extensive, with evidence for occupation over several hundred years, but it is the metalwork assemblage that really sets the site apart. The quantity and quality of the finds far outshines most of the other contemporary assemblages from the area, and its composition is almost unparalleled. The cauldron assemblage in particular makes this a nationally important discovery. The talk will discuss the excavation, the investigation of the cauldrons and the significance of the discovery to our understanding of Iron Age life and beliefs.

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University of Leicester Archaeological Services