Monday, 10 June 2013

Medieval burial site unearthed at Clare Castle

Human remains have been found during an archaeological dig in Clare Castle Country Park, revealing the location of a Christian burial site previously unknown to historians.

Medieval burial site unearthed at Clare Castle
Image of the graves in Trench B, with the foot bones of the northerly inhumation visible in the section of the right-hand grave [Credit: Access Cambridge Archaeology]
The three sets of remains were found during a nine-day dig led by a team of ten archaeologists from Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA).

The dig, which saw four trenches excavated at different locations within the grounds of Clare Castle, was part of the Managing a Masterpiece project, which aims to find out more about the history of the Stour Valley landscape and discover how traditional land management has shaped it.

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