Collection of cauldrons found in England

Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Thirteen cauldrons, the largest group of early cauldrons ever found in Europe, have been unearthed in Chiseldon, England.

"Analysis of the interiors of the cauldrons has even revealed traces of animal fats, a tantalizing suggestion that these objects might have been used in cooking and serving meat-rich stews at Iron-Age feasts over 2,000 ago," Julia Farley, curator of European Iron Age collections at the British Museum, told Discovery News.

Farley's colleague Jody Joy, as well as Alexandra Baldwin and Jamie Hood from the museum, are still studying the artifacts, which were found buried in a 6.6-feet-wide pit. The cauldrons were made from iron and copper alloy in the second or first century B.C.

[Full story] Story: Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News | Photo: Discovery News

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