Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » International
Slaughtered bodies from Iron Age found in Britain
Thursday September 5, 2013 11:38 PM, IANS

Excavations in a British county have revealed a gruesome glimpse of Iron Age Britain as archaeologists have found evidence of a massacre involving hundreds, if not thousands of people.

Some of the slaughtered bodies are stripped of their flesh or chopped up.

Human remains unearthed from an ancient site near Yeovil town, Somerset county, have cut marks, often in multiple rows, and occurring at the ends of important joints, The Independent reported.

"It is as if they were trying to separate pieces of the body", according to Marcus Brittain, the Cambridge archaeologist and head of a major excavation of Britain's largest Iron-Age hill fort, Ham Hill.

Defleshing signs, he said, have been found on other Iron-Age human remains, but the scale of the evidence at this site is particularly dramatic.

Ham Hill is the size of 123 football pitches surrounded by Iron-Age ramparts. Only a small part has so far been excavated.

"It's unusual to find this number of bodies on any site, let alone from the Iron Age," said Brittain.

Share this page
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
comments powered by Disqus
| Quick links
Contact us
Subscribe to: RSS » Facebook » Twitter » Newsletter Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.
© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.