Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Prehistoric man with shield found after dig
An archeological dig in Pocklington has unearthed a prehistoric man buried with a shield.
The skeleton was found in one of the square barrows at the recently discovered Iron Age burial ground on Burnby Lane, which is where developer David Wilson Homes is planning to build 77 new houses.
MAP Archaeological Practice, the company which is carrying out the excavation work, says it has also discovered a man “of an impressive stature.”
The site has so far yielded more than 38 square barrows and in excess of 82 burials.
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