lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2016

Anglesey dig discovers human remains at 'internationally important' neolithic site


1/3.  Human remains including teeth have been found at neolithic dig site at Llanfaethlu, Anglesey  

Archeology site at Llanfaethlu promises to revolutionise how we view origins of North Wales agriculture

Two partial sets of human remains have been found at a massive neolithic site on Anglesey.

Archaeologists have also unearthed a fourth house from the period at the Llanfaethlu dig.

CR Archeology have been working at the site since late 2014 and have called the discoveries made there "unparalleled".

More than 6,000 artefacts have been recovered which is the most of any Prehistoric site in North Wales and these include a massive range of pottery styles from both the neolithic and Bronze age.

The discovery of two partial sets of human remains could cause a "revolution" in how historians view the origins of North Wales agriculture, say CR Archeology, who have been working with Anglesey Council, Wynne Construction and Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Services.

The dig site is set to become Ysgol Rhyd y Llan, a new superschool for the catchment.


Archaeologist Catherine Rees said: "Human remains are incredibly rare outside of megalithic tombs in this area as bone seldom survives in North Wales.

"Several teeth have been recovered which will enable scientists to discover more about Anglesey’s first farmers."

Teeth hold vital information about the individual’s diet and contain details of where the person grew up... (Video) Daily Post