Oxfordshire water pipe work uncovers ancient skeletons

Baku, April 16, AZERTAC

Twenty-six human skeletons, thought to be about 3,000 years old, have been found during water pipe excavation work, BBC reported.

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 site, believes some of the remains may have been from ritual burials.

The site is being excavated as part of a £14.5m water pipe scheme.

Alongside the human remains, archaeologists also found evidence of dwellings, animal carcasses, household items including pottery, cutting implements and a decorative comb.

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