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Thursday, 11 April 2013

13th century stillborn found at Huntingdon dig


A BABY’S skeleton from the medieval period is among artefacts found by archaeologists excavating the site of the Huntingdon link road.

Experts identified the child as a stillborn of about the 28 to 36-week stage of pregnancy and the tiny remains could have been there since the 13th century.

The infant skeleton was one of several pieces of new evidence of medieval settlement at a site near Ermine Street – other finds include a blacksmith’s hearth, a cobbled street and pottery dating back to the 11th Century.

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