- Alexandra Baldwin, conservator, metal and ceramic artefacts
- Jamie Hood, conservator, historic and archaeological metalwork
- Jody Joy, curator, British and European Iron Age Collections
- Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Wessex Archaeology
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In 2004 a large group of Iron Age cauldrons was discovered at a site near Chiseldon in the United Kingdom. It was a unique find: the largest group of Iron Age cauldrons ever to be discovered in Europe.
The group of 12 or more cauldrons provide a chance to research their manufacture, use and burial. This will help re-assess the chronology and social importance of cauldrons, as well as related sheet-metal vessels, in Iron Age Britain and Ireland in a wider European context. Their study will significantly contribute to the understanding of these important artefacts.