Iron Age archaeological site in west Wales
Statement from Amgueddfa Cymru and Cadw

“In March 2018, a metal-detectorist uncovered and reported a find of a group of Iron Age metal artefacts in a field in west Wales. These are now the subject of an ongoing treasure case in Wales.

“A preliminary excavation of the site where the artefacts were found was carried out jointly by Amgueddfa Cymru and Dyfed Archaeological Trust over the summer, partly funded by Cadw. This revealed further significant and exciting discoveries at a previously unknown Iron Age archaeological site.

“However, full excavation of the site and analysis of the find will need to be carried out before we can fully understand its importance. The site now enjoys legal protection.

“Amgueddfa Cymru is working with partners on this continuing treasure case and developing a detailed and fully funded proposal for further investigation. It is intended that a wider project will be developed, to offer opportunities for local communities near the find-spot to engage with this discovery and to become involved in revealing new stories about their pre-historic past.”

(below) Part of a pony’s harness with bronze and enamel decoration

Photo: Mike Smith

Photo of a decoration worn by the ponies