Viking Find in England

As England prepares for the 2012 Olympics, a group of workers who were excavating a road near Weymouth uncovered a mass grave that contained the skeletons of 51 individuals. Examination of the skeletons show that the bodies had been decapitated, and radiocarbon dating dates the remains to between 890 and 1030 AD. Isotope analysis of the teeth indicates that the men were from Sweden and Norway. It will be interesting to see what future analysis of the bones uncovers.

RSM

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