Saxon cemetery offers grisly findings

In-depth examination of a Saxon cemetery in East Yorkshire has given archaeologists some insight into the society's system of justice with the study of a dozen decapitated skeletons.

Experts believe that the burial site was reserved for executed criminals who were beheaded and buried away from hallowed ground. Dated to the 11th century, some of the skulls were missing jaws, leading archaeologists to believe that the heads had been placed on pikes.