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Human remains?; DNA testing might reveal owner's origin
Topic Started: Mar 12 2010, 10:11 AM (684 Views)
David Ingham
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The 'grave' that was excavated last year looked good to start with, but failed to deliver. Very little bone survives in Area B, but the absence even of any human teeth (at least, I hope the teeth we found belonged to an animal!) suggests there was never a body in there. The stones that formed the sides also went down quite a bit further than the ones on the base, suggesting that the base had been re-lined, which is more likely to have happened to an industrial pit than a grave.

As this was the most promising of the 'graves' identified, it doesn't look too good for the others - but still, it's a stone structure with four corners: we won't turn our noses up at that in Area B!
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