A TEAM of archaeologists from the University of Leicester have been showing off some of their finds from a dig at the Iron Age hillfort at Burrough-on-the-Hill.
The experts ran a series of guided tours on Sunday and younger visitors were able to meet an ‘Iron Age warrior’ as well as make ancient coins and learn about life in a roundhouse.
The team began a five-year survey and excavation of the site last year and have returned for a second six-week dig.
So far they have revealed the hillfort’s stone defences, a cobbled road and a guard chamber complete with hearths - an incredibly rare find.
They have also uncovered evidence of a further large Iron Age settlement just outside the hillfort.
A guided walk will be held at the end of the dig, on Monday, July 18, as part of the national Festival of Archaeology.
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