satisfactory. At Worlebury the ramparts are multiple in places, and multiple facing is common, as contrasted with its rare occurrence at Conway Mountain. Indeed, the whole work is on a larger scale. The interior contains no huts, but many pits, some of which produced rather inferior Iron Age B pottery. In spite of the differences in detail, though, the resemblances seem sufficiently close to justify regarding Conway Mountain as belonging to the same culture. The Function of the Small Enclosure. It remains to consider the purpose of this unusual feature. Three possibilities suggest them- selves a temple or sacred area a palace or a fort for a caretaker garrison.' The idea of a sacred enclosure does not seem probable in this case, as there is no outstanding hut which could be identified with the temple On the other hand, the generally rather monumental character of the walling is against the inferior status which is sugges- ted by the word caretaker It seems reasonable, therefore, to regard the Small Enclosure as the residence of a superior social group, even if the term palace carries with it too many additional implications. VII. FINDS (a) IRON (i) In Hut 3 were found nine small fragments of corroded iron. The largest was 21 in. long, of rectangular section in. by in., perhaps the tang of a lancehead or knife. The other fragments were quite tiny one was a piece of the shaft of a pin or nail, 1 in. long with circular section -fe in. in diameter another was apparently a tiny scrap of iron plate in. thick. (ii) In Hut 1 was found a corroded iron object rather like a pin, which broke into four pieces on removal from the soil. Cleaning of the largest surviving fragment in the National Museum of Wales revealed it to be a twin-stemmed object, possibly a tweezers, enclosed by a ring that may originally have been free to slide (Fig. 13, No. 1). The fragment was If in. long and the stems were i in. broad and plano- convex in section the ring was in. deep and may have had four attachments evenly spaced round its circumference. (b) LIGNITE (?) Hut I yielded a polished hemispherical object, probably a spindlewhorl, 1 in. in diameter and {6 in. thick, with a convex upper surface and concave depression 4 in. in diameter on the underside (Fig. 13, No. 2). In the centre is a circular perforation a little over in. in diameter. The material is uncertain but appears to be lignite. Objects of this kind arc rare in Britain. A close parallel in form, though not apparently in material, occurs in the Hallstatt hill-fort on the Wittnauer Horn in