The Petersfield Museum has just unveiled its latest exhibition – which includes “The Buriton Ornamental Hoard”.
The Hoard consists of four attractive bronze ornaments (two bracelets and two necklaces, known as torcs) which come from the Middle Bronze Age period (c1400-1250 BC).
They were found in the parish in 2016 and the Petersfield Museum has been able to acquire them (under the provisions of the Treasure Acts) thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous benefactor.
It is believed that the pieces are likely to have been made in this region and were probably buried as offerings to the gods.
The display sits alongside some of the fascinating findings from the Museum’s recent “People of the Heath” project which illustrate that Petersfield Heath is the densest concentration of Bronze Age round barrows in the south east of England, dating from 4,000 years ago.
The Museum, situated in the old Police Station in St Peter’s Road, is open from 10am til 4pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays …