AN Iron Age settlement discovered at Pocklington has gone on display to the media and was featured on a BBC documentary last night.

As The Press reported yesterday, the 2,500-year-old settlement was discovered during work by David Wilson Homes on a housing development and is said to be of international significance.

More than 75 square barrows were found containing skeletons from the Arras Culture - a group of people who lived in the region in the Middle Iron Age as far back as 800BC - along with objects including a sword, shield and 10 spears, and more than 360 amber and glass beads, brooches and ancient pots

The settlement, which was found at the housebuilder's Pavilion Square development after it started work in September 2014, was officially announced on BBC Four's Digging for Britain last night.