Archaeologists have found Iron Age skin near Enderby, southwest of Leicester, England.
Although archaeologists have known that people from this period have carried hard boxes and boxes, this is the first indication that Iron Age people have used materials that appear to be fragile to protect, according to a statement published by the University of Leicester Archaeological Service.
Radiocarbon dating shows that the screen was made somewhere between 395 and 255 BC. BC, dating from the middle of the Iron Age. It is made of alder, willow, poplar, hazel bark or spindle-hardened pressure with pieces of apple, pear, quince and hawthorn produced. He also has a woven boss or a piece of round material to protect himself from beats that protect his grip. The outer corner of the shield crosses the chess board with red mineral paint.
Archaeologists have discovered the shield of agricultural land in 2015 in water holes, by the Iron Age and the Roman community. It is not clear why the sign is at the bottom of the hole. The researchers believe that it has been damaged or discarded or placed as part of a ritual, according to the University of Leicester.
The shield was badly damaged and the researchers are now trying to find out how it was damaged – was it stabbed by the police during a fight or something completely different?
Radiocarbon dating shows that the shield was used for more than a decade before being discharged into the hole.
Although this unusual leather shield survives to this day, it may not be the only one of its kind, but it might be a common type of shield at the time, according to the statement.
Last year, researchers experimented to restore skin shields and found that they were strong enough to hold a piercing blade and arrow. Even though the skin isn’t as strong as solid wood or metal, it’s lighter, so fighters can be said to be faster and more mobile.