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300 Mysterious Skeletons Found in Mass Grave Likely Belonged to Ancient Viking Army That Died Together
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The massive graveyard of a suspected ancient Viking army that invaded England in the late ninth century was accidentally unearthed in a church garden more than 30 years ago. In a study published online in Antiquity, a team of researchers led by Cat Jarman, a professor of archaeology and anthropology at the University of Bristol, used a new type of carbon dating to accurately date the skeletons. Many researchers believed these bones belonged to members of the Viking "Great Army," which began their invasion of England in 866, but proving this has been difficult. read more


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