Skeletons unearthed during development works

Archaeologists have unearthed nearly 20 skeletons thought to be 200 to 300 years old during works at the Brighton Corn Exchange, Brighton, South United Kingdom.

One of the skeletons (by The Argus)

The site of the development is the former Quaker burial ground known as Quaker’s Croft and went out of use before the Royal Pavilion Estate was built in the late 1700s. The two new skeletons were discovered under the Corn Exchange’s mini conference room following the latest phase of ground levelling work. So far archaeologists have unearthed 17 skeletons, which have been exhumed and removed from the site. Researchers now plan to assess sex and age as well as calculate the stature of the individuals, as well as diagnose any evidence of disease that might have affected the individuals. The work at the Corn Exchange is part of a project to restore the Royal Pavilion Estate buildings and gardens.

(after The Argus)

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