Saxon cemetery may mark town of Hamwick

Excavations at a housing project in Southampton, England have uncovered what experts believe is the earliest cemetery for the Saxon town of Hamwick. Nine skeletons were discovered which are believed to date from the 7th through 9th centuries.

Also found at the site were a ring ditch, which may indicate a dwelling, post holes and a belt buckle. The bones have been sent for carbon dating to determine their age.