Saturday 5 May 2012

Graves unearthed in Caistor dated to seventh century

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. 

Site supervising archaeologist Fiona Walker works on a full length skeleton found at the old Talbot Inn site in Caistor prior to the building of the Co-operative store opened in late 2010 [Credit: Grimsby Telegraph]
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.