Human remains discovered at a building in Northamptonshire are historic, archaeologists have confirmed.
The remains of three people - a child aged around 2, a woman older than 45 and a man aged between 35 and 45, were found at a site in Middleton Cheney, near Banbury, in December.
Archaeologists believe they date from somewhere between the Roman and post-mediaeval period, Northamptonshire Police said.
All three remains were in a single grave which was positioned in a manner that is consistent with a Christian-style burial.
Detective Sergeant Sean Arbuthnot said: "All of the initial indications were that the remains had been at the site for a lengthy period of time and the results we have had from the archaeologists confirm this.
We are still waiting for further results from carbon-dating which may give a more precise indication on the age of the remains, but we are satisfied that they are historic and there is no requirement for any further investigation from us.
We will now be contacting the county Historic Environment Record to inform them of the discovery."