Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Treasure hunters find Bronze Age axes
An amateur treasure hunter has unearthed a hoard of bronze age axe heads thought to be worth about £80,000.

Tom Peirce started combing a field with his metal detector after dropping off a school coach party at a farm.

Within a few minutes it began beeping and he found the first axe head fragment 10in into the soil.

When he dug deeper, Mr Peirce found dozens more and, over the following two days, he and a colleague, Les Keith, uncovered nearly 500 bronze artefacts dating back 3,000 years.