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ARCHAEOLOGISTS RETURN TO TINTAGEL CASTLE FOR MONTH-LONG EXCAVATION

A report released to coincide with the dig reveals evidence of stone-walled buildings, dining, wealth and consumption at the medieval castle in Cornwall.

What We Uncovered In 2017

As well as the walls, the first dig uncovered a collection of fascinating finds including a range of imported Mediterranean material dating from the late 5th and early 6th century.  

Among the objects excavated were clothing such as brooches and belt buckles, domestic items like knives and nails and items possibly used for hunting including an arrowhead and horseshoe.

Artefacts of rich tableware, also discovered last year, suggest fine dining, wealth and consumption along with finds of animal bone fragments and oyster shells.

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