Skip to comments.Mass burial suggests massacre at Iron Age hill fort (UK)
Posted on 04/18/2011 3:10:43 PM PDT by decimon
Archaeologists have found evidence of a massacre linked to Iron Age warfare at a hill fort in Derbyshire.
A burial site contained only women and children - the first segregated burial of this kind from Iron Age Britain.
Nine skeletons were discovered in a section of ditch around the fort at Fin Cop in the Peak District.
Scientists believe "perhaps hundreds more skeletons" could be buried in the ditch, only a small part of which has been excavated so far.
Construction of the hill fort has been dated to some time between 440BC and 390BC, but it was destroyed before completion.
The fort's stone wall was broken apart and the rubble used to fill the 400m perimeter ditch, where the skeletons were found.
A second, outer wall and ditch had been started but not finished.
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Alkaline battery ping.
Funny, I don’t recall any Amish existing back then.
It's funny that you can recall back then. ;-)
Cooke County Voters?
“””but it was destroyed before completion”””
This supports the cooke county voter thing as it must have been a union job.
This was the old way of doing urban renewal. It was quite effective,
It was seared, seared into my mind...
Me kong be seared!
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I don't see a movie deal in that.
Like the silly idea the Native American tribes lived in a golden age of peace and harmony before the European settlers arrived.