2nd December 2021:

Archaeologists from Oxford Archaeology East were called to professionally excavate the site of two Bronze Age hoards found by metal detectorists.

The first of the hoards was found by a 13 year old girl from Suffolkin the field near Royston on the Hertfordshire/Cambridgeshire border. Other detectorists located the second hoard nearby.

The finds was reported to county council archaeologists who worked with Oxford Archaeology East to ensure full and proper recovery of the hoards. There were over 200 items including a variety of incomplete artefacts such as socketed axe heads, winged axe heads, cake ingots and blade fragments, all of which are made of copper-alloy. The finds now await further study, after which a report will be submitted to the coroner.