Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Glenfield Park Cauldrons Lecture

January 14, 2018

On Thursday March 15th John Thomas from University of Leicester Archaeological Services will give us the latest update on the nationally important cauldrons from the Iron Age site at Glenfield Park, Leicester, that are currently undergoing scientific analysis by Museum of London Archaeologists (MOLA).

Glenfield Park is an exceptional archaeological site, with a fantastic array of finds that highlight this as one of the more important discoveries of recent years.  It is the metalwork assemblage that really sets this settlement apart. The quantity and quality of the finds far outshines most of the other contemporary assemblages from the area, and its composition is almost unparalleled. The cauldron assemblage in particular makes this a nationally important discovery.  They represent the most northerly discovery of such objects on mainland Britain and the only find of this type of cauldron in the East Midlands.