Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Bones on Milton Keynes building site 'could be Roman'

A set of bones discovered on a building site in Milton Keynes could be Roman, said a council archaeologist.

The remains of more than one person have now been discovered at the Taylor Wimpey development in Oakridge Park.

The bones of one skeleton were first unearthed by workers on the site two weeks ago.

Forensic archaeologists established that the remains were not of recent origin and therefore not of police interest.

Shortly after the bones were first unearthed, the council's senior archaeological officer Nick Crank said that the only certainty was that the skeleton was older than about 70 years.

'Superficial similarities'

He said this was beyond the age that the police would be interested in them, but it was "highly possible" that they were much older.

More at BBC News