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Tech & Science Iron Age settlement and ancient skeletons found as pipes are laid

07:05  15 april  2019
07:05  15 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Iron Age settlement and 3000-year-old skeletons | Sky News. Workers found an ancient settlement containing an array of historic artefacts as they prepared to lay new water pipes which will relieve pressure on Letcombe Brook. The finds included 26 human skeletons with some likely to have been

Workers found an ancient settlement containing an array of historic artefacts as they prepared to lay new water pipes which will relieve pressure on Letcombe Brook. The finds included 26 human skeletons with some likely to have been involved in ritual burials. There was also evidence of

Iron Age settlement and ancient skeletons found as pipes are laid © PA The skeletons are believed to be from the Iron Age and Roman periods Twenty-six human skeletons dating back almost 3,000 years ago have been discovered in Oxfordshire.

Thames Water's £14.5m (AUD$264m) project to ease pressure on a chalk stream near Wantage led to the discovery believed to be from the Iron Age and Roman periods.

Workers found an ancient settlement containing an array of historic artefacts as they prepared to lay new water pipes which will relieve pressure on Letcombe Brook.

The finds included 26 human skeletons with some likely to have been involved in ritual burials.

There was also evidence of dwellings, animal carcasses and household items including pottery, cutting implements and a decorative comb.

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Workers found an ancient settlement containing an array of historic artefacts as they prepared to lay new water pipes which will relieve pressure on Letcombe Brook. The finds included 26 human skeletons with some likely to have been involved in ritual burials. There was also evidence of

ANCIENT human skeletons have been accidentally found in a 3,000-year-old burial plot. A £14.5 million The historic find was made as new water pipes were being laid in Childrey Warren. A primitive settlement was found containing an array of historic artefacts while preparing to lay new

Cotswold Archaeology removed the items for forensic examination, which means Thames Water can start to lay the six-kilometre pipe that will supply nearby villages with water taken from groundwater boreholes near the River Thames rather than Letcombe Brook.

Neil Holbrook, chief executive of Cotswold Archaeology, said: "The new Thames Water pipeline provided us with an opportunity to examine a number of previously unknown archaeological sites.

"The Iron Age site at Childrey Warren was particularly fascinating as it provided a glimpse into the beliefs and superstitions of people living in Oxfordshire before the Roman conquest.

"Evidence elsewhere suggests that burials in pits might have involved human sacrifice.

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Engineers laying down pipes more than 50 miles outside London found dozens of ancient skeletons . Twenty-six human skeletons believed to be from the Iron Age and Roman periods were found in Oxfordshire as the company was working on a project to preserve a rare chalk stream

Twenty-six human skeletons , thought to be about 3,000 years old, have been found during water pipe excavation work. The discovery of the Oxfordshire settlement , believed to be from the Iron Age and Roman periods, was made during a Thames Water project. Cotswold Archaeology, which excavated

"The discovery challenges our perceptions about the past, and invites us to try to understand the beliefs of people who lived and died more than 2,000 years ago."

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