A study of King Richard III’s bones uncovered 11 injuries inflicted near the time of death by common Late Medieval weapons.
Read the full article at LiveScience:
Archaeologists at Vindolanda fort have excavated ancient footwear which shows the former settlement had a mixed population of men, women and children
Archaeologists have excavated more ancient Roman shoes at Vindolanda fort in Northumberland than anywhere else – 6,000 so far, including 130 during this summer’s dig.
Discarded over three centuries of Roman settlement from about AD85 and preserved in the site’s damp anaerobic soil, the shoes are being analysed to provide more information about the people who lived there.
Only three skeletons have been discovered at Vindolanda because its cemetery, 500m west of the fort, has not yet been excavated. In the absence of human remains, shoes are the best source of biological information about the people living there, says Trudi Buck, an anthropologist at Durham University.
This shocking discovery occurred after builders dug up a patio preparing foundations for a new conservatory in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
During this most middle-class of building projects, the owner’s groundskeeper found the grisly remains while digging up the ground.
Read more at Metro.co.uk
"Only the Devil and I
know the whereabouts
of my treasure,
and the one of us
who lives the longest
should take it all.”
Edward “Blackbeard” Teach