6th Century Graves Threatened by the Sea

A team of scientists from the University of Central Lancashire is working to save more than 100 graves, dating from the 6th century, from washing into the ocean on an island in North Wales. Archaeologists in Anglesey, North Wales, have completed a dig to save the remains buried in an ancient graveyard threatened by the ocean. The graves are thought to be either the original inhabitants of the island or Viking settlers to the site. The bones were removed for study of age, sex, and diet, and will later be returned to a safer site.

"This has been a rescue operation," said Jennie Hawcroft, lecturer in the department of forensic and investigative science.

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