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« on: October 19, 2007, 05:14:15 AM »

Saxon Graves Find

Archaeologists examine remains at the Twyford School site

WHEN workmen discovered human remains as they cleared a site for new classrooms at a Twyford school, staff briefly thought they had a crime scene on their hands.

The panic soon turned into a historical feast for pupils and teachers alike, however, when it turned out the bones found at Twyford School were more than 1,000 years old.

Now, work on the site has halted as archaeologists try to find out more about what they think is a Saxon burial site - a very rare find.

A full excavation of the area is underway to make sure all remains are recorded and taken away for further investigation.

Paul McCulloch, project manager for Wessex Archaeology, which is carrying out the work, said: "The first time Twyford, which means Two Fords', is mentioned in historical sources is the seventh century.

"We think the burials date right back to this time, about 1,300 years ago.


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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 10:28:26 AM »

a Saxon burial site - a very rare find
That says something about the importance of Vince's work  Cheesy

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