Discovery of three graves in English county may mark medieval church

December 11th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 11 (ANI): A tam of researchers and archaeologists from Oxfordshire in England, have discovered three graves, which they believe, could mark the site of a medieval church.

According to a report by BBC News, the remains, which are about 800-years-old, were found in gardens of two cottages in Bix Bottom, near Henley.

The site was identified by Victoria County History Team, who excavated it along with volunteers from the South Oxfordshire Archaeological Group.

The researchers said that they might mark the location of the lost church of Bix Gibwyn, which was abandoned in the late 16th or early 17th Century.

Radiocarbon dating by the Oxford University Research Labs revealed that the remains are about 800-years-old.

One of the bodies has been identified as that of a woman in her 20s who had severe dental abscesses.

According to Stephen Mileson, from Victoria County History, the find had important implications for reconstructing the pattern of medieval settlement in the area.

We also found significant amounts of pottery, which is being looked at by the experts, he said. (ANI)

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