Bones found on building site date back to Roman period

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HUMAN remains found on a building site in Middleton Cheney last month have been confirmed as historic.

The bones of three people were found on the site in Main Road on December 7, and archaeologists have revealed they date somewhere between the Roman and post-mediaeval period. The remains are those of an infant aged between 0 and two years, a woman older than 45 years and a man aged between 35 and 45.

Detective Sergeant Sean Arbuthnot of Northampton CID said: ““All of the initial indications were that the remains had been at the site for a lengthy period of time and the results we have had from the archaeologists confirm this.

“We are still waiting for further results from carbon dating which may give a more precise indication on the age of the remains, but we are satisfied that they are historic and there is no requirement for any further investigation from us.

“We will now be contacting the county Historic Environment Record to inform them of the discovery.”