Remnants of Iron Age Feast Found

Cattle skulls and thirteen cauldrons which showed residue of animal fats were unearthed in England.

This was the largest grouping of such cauldrons found in Europe.  One has a handle plate shaped like a cow's head, an otherwise unknown decoration on a British cauldron. (photo)

The traces of animal fats inside the cauldron suggests that the large pots might have been used for serving the "meat-rich stews at Iron-Age feasts over 2,000 years ago," said Julia Farley, British Museum curator.