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Sunday, 24 July 2011
Northampton archaeologists find man who could be 1,600-years-old
ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Northampton have discovered human remains which could be more than 1,600 years old.
The team from Northamptonshire Archaeology discovered the remains of a man while they were carrying out investigations on a building site.
A small piece of pottery found alongside the crouched skeleton was used to date the burial to somewhere between the years 43 and 410 – suggesting the body is Roman.
Archaeologist Andy Chapman said: “It was a very interesting find.
“There’s a Bronze Age barrow next to where we found the remains so it looks like the Romans just came along 2,000 years later and buried this man right next to it.
“It was a really interesting site for our team to work on.”
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