Friday, September 24, 2010

Animal burials at Carshalton

A series of 2,000 year old animal burials have been found at Carshalton, London Borough of Sutton.

The burials, which were placed in pits, were discovered in an excavation being done before Stanley Park High School moves from its current location to a new site on the former Queen Mary’s Hospital at Orchard Hill. The pits belonged to a farm that was lived in before the Roman conquest in AD 43 and which continued to be occupied for a few generations afterwards. At this time people lived in round houses which had conical thatched roofs.

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