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Archaeologists & Volunteers Dig Mold Gold Cape Site

Monday, September 23, 2013

FLINTSHIRE, WALES—Fragments of burned bone and pieces of pottery have been unearthed near Mold, at the heavily plowed archaeological site famous for the Bronze Age gold cape discovered there in 1833. The 3,700-year-old cape had been crafted from a single sheet of gold, and was found in fragments with a skeleton. The bone and pottery are older than the cape, however. “What we might have is earlier use of the land,” said Mark Lodwick of the National Museum of Wales.