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Historic finds are common on construction projects in older cities like London or Rome, and the same applies for their smaller neighbors. Oxfordshire is a county in southern England dating back to the 10th century, but a stunning discovery there of 26 human skeletons, some believed to have been part of “human sacrifice,” offers a visceral reminder of how closely modern cities overlap on top of history.
The project is meant to protect one of southern England’s cherished natural ecosystems, a chalk stream. But digging crews didn’t expect to find so many bodies, as well as evidence of dwellings, including animal carcasses, pottery, cutting implements, and a decorative comb.
A multi-million pound project to protect the future of a rare