Page 1 of 1

Iron Age Warrior with Roman Links...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:48 pm
by Bandraoi
Interesting article, starts...

Iron Age Warrior with Roman Links Found in U.K.
James Owen
for National Geographic News

August 8, 2008
The grave of an ancient British warrior with tantalizing Roman connections has been unearthed in southern England, archaeologists say.

The 2,000-year-old skeleton of the tribal king or nobleman was found buried with military trappings, including a bronze helmet and an ornate shield both of a style previously unknown in Britain, experts say.

...Read The Rest Here...

Re: Iron Age Warrior with Roman Links...

PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:24 pm
by gaius marius
The south of England was very romanized before the 43AD invasion so i would not be superied by the find (Cool by the way)

Re: Iron Age Warrior with Roman Links...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:26 pm
by Bandraoi
The pottery found there has dated the site from 40 to 60 CE. La Tene style art work, and the first Celtic-style Mannheim helmet ever found in Britain. The helmet is of Gaulish origin, but was also worn by the Romans.

Anybody any theories as to the use of the "large, iron-framed structure that was placed on top of the warrior's body"?