Ancient Skeleton Discovered along Onshore Cable Route in the UK

Rampion execution burial (All Images: E.ON)Rampion execution burial (All Images: E.ON)
During excavation works on the South Downs for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, the human remains of an ancient Anglo Saxon were found.

Official Press Release E.ON:

Rampion uncovers ancient Anglo Saxon remains along onshore cable route

Human remains dating back to the 11th century were found during excavation work on the South Downs for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, with the body showing signs of a traumatic death.

Archaeologists from Archaeology South East, UCL, working on behalf of the Rampion project, uncovered the well-preserved remains of the adult male aged 25 to 35 years in a well-cut grave in chalk bedrock on the south-western side of Truleigh Hill, north of Shoreham-by Sea. The 1,000-year-old remains, thought to be an execution killing of around 1010-1025 AD, were found by archaeologists when surveying the route for the onshore cable which now carries power from the 400MW wind farm. The skeleton was recovered intact with the exception of missing a few small bones from the hands and feet.... ... More: Official Press Release E.ON

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