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OffbeatIron Age settlement and ancient skeletons found as pipes are laid

11:07  15 april  2019
11:07  15 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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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 Thames Water project to ease pressure on a stream in Oxfordshire led to the discoveries believed to be The historic find was made as new water pipes were being laid in Childrey Warren.

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 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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An ancient settlement was found containing an array of historic artefacts while preparing to lay new water pipes which will relieve pressure on Letcombe Brook near Wantage. Among the finds were 26 human skeletons , and some likely to have been involved in ritual burials

There are numerous Iron Age hill forts and ancient settlement sites in the county, some of which were later reused List of hill forts and ancient settlements in Somerset. Site name Alternative name(s). Artefacts found in the campsite date back to the Bronze Age and Stone Age .[17] Some of the older

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.

"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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