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 Post subject: Amazing haul of Iron Age and Roman artefacts
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 am 
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Amazing haul of Iron Age and Roman artefacts – including two dozen 3,000-year-old human skeletons – is uncovered by workers laying new water pipes in Oxfordshire

Thames Water were working on a £14.5million to ease pressure on a chalk stream
During the excavation workers discovered 26 human skeletons at the site
Skeletons from the Iron Age were thought to have had ritual burials
Works made the discovery while working at Letcombe Brook near WantageClick Here :g50:

I wonder why the Female female skeleton was buried like this? :g43:

They were clearly trying to say something about her as she was in life and as such buried her the same way in death???? :g43:

Does anyone have any ideas? :g64:


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Hands bound behind her head and feet cut off :g43: wonder if she was a slave or even a sacrifice :g43: be interesting to find out. they obviously had a reason for doing this but what? :g50:



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I've never ever seen anyone buried like that before! :shock:

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Hands bound behind her head and feet cut off :g43: wonder if she was a slave or even a sacrifice :g43: be interesting to find out. they obviously had a reason for doing this but what? :g50:


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"Iron Age skeletons may have been the victims of ritual human sacrifice"

And again... :g50:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... sacrifice/



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Euan wrote:
I've never ever seen anyone buried like that before! :shock:

the-roman wrote:
Hands bound behind her head and feet cut off :g43: wonder if she was a slave or even a sacrifice :g43: be interesting to find out. they obviously had a reason for doing this but what? :g50:


I see a interesting documentary (who's name escapes me at the moment... :g64:) about bog men or bog bodies as one was a woman. From memory they believed they were kings or high status people held accountable if the crops failed or if some other disaster effected the community and they were ritually sacrificed in a very similar dramatic way termed as "overkill" just one of the ways would of been sufficient to kill them but they went over the top. They have analysed the stomach contents and found they all were feed sloes and as I seem to recall Ergot, hence why in these cases it could be linked to crop failure.

I wonder if it a similar thing going on here... :g43:



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