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Human remains dating back thousands of years found

by Phil Brewster

Archeologists examining human remains found by the A453 in Nottinghamshire believe they're from a late Iron age or early Roman settlement.

The bones, which date back around two thousand years, were found in shallow graves during work to turn the road into a dual carriageway.

As well as the human remains, several artefacts were also unearthed including pottery and bits of jewellery.

Ancient bones from Iron age or Roman settlement

Archaeologists who discovered human remains close to the A453 in Nottinghamshire believe they're from a late Iron age or early Roman settlement.

The bones which date back around two thousand years, were found in shallow graves during work to turn the road into a dual carriageway.

As well as the human remains, archaeologists unearthed pottery and jewellery including a jet bracelet.

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Archaeologists at site ancient human remains were found

Archaeologists are at the site where two thousand year old human remains were found in Clifton in Nottinghamshire.

Work underway to find out more about the Roman settlement Credit: ITV Central

The bones, which are thought to date back to the 1st century, were uncovered during improvement works at the A453.

Unearthing the past Credit: ITV Central

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Unearthing the past

Ancient human remains found in Clifton
Ancient human remains found in Clifton Credit: ITV Central

Archaeologists will today be at the site in Nottinghamshire where two thousand year old human remains were found.

The discovery came when the Highways Agency started work on widening the A453 in Clifton.

The remains were found in an early Roman settlement, along with pottery and jewellery.

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