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  • 7/26/2011

Roman human remains found in UK

archeologists have found roman human remains in britain.

British archeologists have unearthed skeletal remains of a man during excavations outside Northamptonshire, which they say are more than 1,600 years old.

The Northamptonshire Archaeology team found the crouched skeleton and a on a small piece of pottery former RAF radar base in Norfolk, Northampton Chronicle reported.

“It was a very interesting find,” said archeologist Andy Chapman. “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,” he added.

Experts will have to use carbon dating to determine the exact age of the skeleton and the earthenware buried along with it.

“The bones were actually in a fairly poor condition, because they were in quite sandy soil,” said Chapman.

“So the body was pretty poorly preserved, but hopefully the carbon dating will give us a bit clearer picture of how old the remains are.”

Scientists, however, have already found that the man suffered from arthritis in his back.

Source: presstv.ir

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