Archaeologists were buried under the head of Suffol, England, who had been trying to figure out so much about their body for 1,700 years.
The Great Whelnetham Excavations is nowadays, but the works by the archaeologists who participated in the project are very far away.
When the Great Great Whelnetham approached England's Bury St Edmunds, a residential development was prepared, but there was not much to expect. The geological field is very thin, the bone does not provide long-term care, explains the archaeologist behind the project Andrew Peachey in a BBC radio interview. Shortly after the excavations began, the Archaeological Solution Group found that there were not enough Roman moisture surrounding the surface.
Then another skeleton was found. And then another, and another.
In total, 52 shows were found in 4th-century AD, and an astounding proportion (around 40 percent) was being carried out, as reported by the East Anglian Daily Times. In total, the skeletons that were discovered in Great Whelnetham were 60 percent categorized as "diverted", that is to say, those that are commonly referred to as conventional practice (for example, backs up to the dead). Peachey told the BBC that skeletons, though captured, were not skull. Some skulls were under the legs, placed between the legs or at the bottom of the tomb, and only the rest of the skulls were found on the whole body.
The cemetery included skeletons of a mixed population, two or three children for a small child and children aged 10 years. Most were middle-aged, both men and women, and some were very old.
In England, most Romanesque cemeteries expect archaeologists to find some culturally unusual burials, but as Peachey told the BBC, it is rather curious to find a large proportion of deviated invaders in one place, a burgeoning specific tradition that confirms the presence of a specific population. Those deviant departments were probably referred to as those that did not participate.
When he spoke to the BBC, Peachey said that it was not "a particularly macabre," and that they were not the result of executions. The minds were carefully removed by the individuals after they died and their faces cut off. Peachey has said that his team will need to study the manuals to understand it further, "but we can not speculate why this ritual could happen," he said.
At that time, the Romans wanted to eliminate local traditions and eliminate their natives, but some communities faced their faithful and ruthless rites. This can be an example; Some of the indigenous cultures in England were led by the heads of the soul, to Peachey's head, to explain the extravagant insects observed in Great Whelnetham. Another option is that the population came from another place around the world, bringing them together with a special hunting practice, he told the BBC. To test this possibility, Peachey intends to make an isotope to study bones to determine the origin of that population.
The intriguing choice is that these people are slaves, Peachey told BBC. Health is quite good as it is seen in the bones, that is, slaves are said to be a valuable part of the working population and "expensive merchandise." It is possible that these people were originally from Europe or elsewhere, and they were taken to England to work for settling the Romans.
In fact, the most notable characteristic of the skeletons is that these people are healthy and well-built. "The arm muscles and the upper body have been well developed," said Peachey BBC, a potential sign of agricultural labor. Sugar and carbohydrates also have a large diet, accompanied by their poor dental hygiene, dental injuries, abscesses and tooth loss. But, most of all, the teeth were well healed. Somes skeletons showed signs of tuberculosis, which was common among peasant populations at that time, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.
The rest of the laboratories would need another six months after a formal scientific examination. It is interesting to note the researchers, regardless of the results.[East Anglian Times, BBC]