More ancient finds unearthed

The excavation site off Burnby Lane.
The excavation site off Burnby Lane.

The most extensive archaeological dig ever undertaken in Pocklington is continuing to unearth extremely rare Iron Age finds, and it could lead to many more exciting discoveries, experts say.

About 25 skeletons and 26 square barrows, or burial mounds, from an Iron Age settlement have now been uncovered during the dig, off Burnby Lane. It is believed to be the the largest group of barrows discovered for about 30 years. Some of the barrows have contained pre-historic jewellery, including bangles and brooches, typical of the Arras culture of the middle to late Iron Age in East Yorkshire.

Full story in this week’s (22 January) Pocklington Post.