11th century recycling center found near York

The discovery of more than 1,000 pieces of iron, including arrowheads and axe heads, have led experts to believe that they have found "York’s first metal recycling centre." The materials were gathered together after a battle for reuse.

“Scandinavian experts suggest what we have found are items that the Norse victors at Fulford were in the process of manufacturing into other pieces when the Battle Of Stamford Bridge took place, and the site was abandoned," said historian Chas Jones. “This is why we think so much material has been left behind.”