Raed all about the findings on the University of York website.
We were really excited to fund and support such an important find for future generations. The shield has now been conserved by York Archaeological Trust and will be deposited with the British Museum on behalf of Everards.
Dr Julia Farley, Curator of British and European Iron Age Collections at the British Museum, said: “This is an absolutely phenomenal object, one of the most marvellous, internationally important finds that I've encountered in my career.
“Bark and basketry objects were probably commonplace in ancient Britain, but they seldom survive, so to be able to study this shield is a great privilege. It holds a rich store of information about Iron Age society and craft practices.”