‘Eye-catching’ gold hair ring and Britain’s oldest wooden comb found in Bronze Age burial

The small, gold ring displays an intricate chevron and herringbone pattern.  (Image credit: © Amgueddfa Cymru — Museum Wales)

Archeologists in Wales have unearthed a glitzy, golden hair-ring and the oldest wooden comb ever found in the U.K. from a roadside burial pit dating back to the Bronze Age.

The pit contained the 3,000-year-old remains of a person who was cremated with the glamorous artifacts, which may have facilitated the “extremely rare survival” of the comb as charcoal, according to a statement.

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