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After Finding a Buried Chain, Mike Smith Unearthed a Dark Past

A Celtic Settlement

And it looks as though this Celtic settlement had stayed off of everyone’s radar for quite a long time. Aside from the ditch rings’ burial sites, Mike dug up 34 other items, including a brooch, tool handles, and bronze bits. “I still can’t believe it,” he said. “Obviously, I’ve read other people’s finds. I’ve watched them on the telly, and I’ve always thought, I wouldn’t mind finding that, it’s still surreal, and life-changing.”


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Adam Gwilt, National Museum of Wales’ principal curator of prehistoric archaeology, explained that these findings were likely “witness to some great historical events of the time, as Iron Age people defended their ways of life and identity from the expansion of the Roman Empire.”