Friday, October 7, 2011
Archaeologists make rare discovery during Crossrail excavations in Royal Oak
Prehistoric animal bones have been uncovered by archaeologists as they carried out excavations for a Crossrail tunnel in Westbourne Green.
The remains, found near Royal Oak station, include those of bison, deer and the auroch, a large ancestor of modern cattle.
Some of the bones appear to have small marks on them which may suggest butchery by humans.
They will now be cleaned and studied before they are incorporated into the Natural History Museum's permanent collection.
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