Wednesday, 7 April 2021

BBC: Prehistoric human bones in Guernsey discovered by coastal walker

image captionThe bones likely came from around four individuals

Prehistoric human bones have been found by a man walking around Guernsey's north coast.

An archaeologist estimated the remains were between 4,000 and 5,000 years old from the pottery and flint found alongside them near L'Ancresse.

Phil de Jersey said they were waiting for results from radiocarbon dating analysis to get a precise age.

Dr de Jersey said the bones were likely to be from a Neolithic burial site and were in an "odd arrangement".

The States of Guernsey archaeologist said the man who initially found the fragments of bones among rocks by Fort Pembroke reported them to police.


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