Friday, 25 April 2014

Excavations reveal four Iron Age skeletons in West Knoyle

Heres a local item that may interest you. During the Corfe Mullen to Salisbury Wessex Water pipeline excavations a total of four skeletons, thought to be from the Iron Age that lasted in Britain from 800 BC to the time of the Roman conquest that began in AD 43 have been revealedin an area near the A303 in West Knoyle. 
A spokeman said,  “A 10-year-old with a sword wound in the hip, a lady without her feet with a couple of sheep on her head” had been found. Staff believe the sheep were re-buried with her in a shallow site as a means to “ward off bad spirits.” The bones were carefully removed from the sites, will be cleaned, cataloged, then undergo radiocarbon dating.