Archaeologists excavate murder in Roman England

Archaeologists have excavated the body of a young woman that they believe was killed by a Roman sword. She was found hastily buried in a shallow grave, indicating she may have been murdered.

The woman was between 16 and 20 years old and was probably in good health. Fragments of pottery in the  grave indicate she may have been part of the indigenous population of the area.

The article does not indicate why they think she was killed with a Roman sword and not a different type of weapon.