Pre-Viking settlement found on Isle of Man may have "international importance"

Archaeologist Harold Mytum believes that a pre-Viking settlement at Port y Candas on the Isle of Man was probably the home of an important leader who could "support the craftsmen who would have worked making tools, weapons and bronze jewellery."

Evidence of small, round houses, as well as burnt animal bone, iron slag and charcoal, suggests that iron-working was a primary concern of the village, which would have also made tools and weapons for the chief.