A bronze sword, a gold-decorated spearhead, well-preserved sheath fittings, and fur skins – all thought to date back to around 3,000 years – are some of the remarkable finds uncovered at a dig currently underway in the UK. Archaeologists on the site have described it as the “find of a lifetime” and continue to uncover the remains of dwellings, pots, and other artefacts, so there could be more to come from this treasure trove of ancient relics.
The items have been uncovered near the town of Carnoustie, in the council area of Angus on the east coast of Scotland.Experts from GUARD Archaeology, commissioned to carry out the dig, say that it’s a “rare and internationally significant hoard” that can teach us a lot more about Bronze Age living (and fighting) in the area. “It is very unusual to recover such artefacts in a modern archaeological excavation, which can reveal so much about the context of its burial,” project officer Alan Hunter Blair from GUARD Archaeology told BBC News.
The sword is very well preserved, according to archaeologists, but it’s the accompanying spearhead that’s really exciting – only a handful of such gold-marked spearheads have ever been uncovered in Britain. Source: Archaeologists just made the “find of a lifetime” buried beneath Scotland