150 skeletons found in Yorkshire

Well-preserved remains of 150 skeletons and their personal possessions were in Pocklington, east Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The burial ground contained skeletons of people from the middle-iron age Arras culture dated back to almost 2000 years ago as it is believed that the site dates to the iron age, which in Britain lasted from 800BC until the time of the Roman conquest, which started in AD43.

Excavations on the site (by The Guardian)
Excavations on the site (by The Guardian)

The artefacts included jewellery, spears, swords and 360 amber and glass beads, brooches and ancient pots. The discovery was made by a property developer who had excavated the site to begin work on building new homes. The unearthing of the burial ground will now lead to the largest study undertaken of the iron age population in the last 35 years.

Jewellery found in one of the graves (by The Guardian)
Jewellery found in one of the graves (by The Guardian)

(after The Guardian)

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