Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spectacular skeleton excavation in Caistor could yet prove sensational

AN EXCITING excavation in Caistor could prove to be "sensational" should carbon dating results prove it contains remains from late Roman to Middle Saxon times.

As reported, the Talbot Skeletons were found during a dig which took place before the building of the Caistor Co-operative store two years ago. 

Carbon dating on two of the skeletons has revealed they are not from the Roman era as originally believed, but from the seventh century, which was during the Anglo Saxon period.

Though more work – such as dating the other skeletons, liaising with specialists in Middle Saxon burials, and comparative research needs to be carried out when funds allow – the news has already seen the results of the dig described as a "spectacular" find.