Archaeology Fabulous Finds
When people think about archaeology they often recall amazing finds of treasure. Gold and jewels like the Staffordshire Hoard spring to mind.
However, any archaeologist will tell you that while gold finds are hugely exciting, their real interest is in what they can tell us about the past. What sort of lives did the people who owned them, or came into contact with them, live? How and when did they end up where they were found?
The archaeology collections at Plymouth contain some truly amazing objects. Some are beautiful gold items of treasure. Others may not look so lovely but the information they reveal is fabulous.
This fabulous finger ring was found near Dunterton, Devon. It would have belonged to someone who wielded significant wealth and power.
This button dates from the early bronze age and was excavated from a burial mound at Fernworthy, Dartmoor.
Archaeologists remain undecided as to precisely what this type of gold ring was used for.