Anglo-Saxon burials reveal life of hardship

A 7th-8th century CE cemetery has been discovered during a patio renovation at a home in Warwickhire, England. The burials, probably part of a much larger cemetery, have revealed new insight about life for people in the Middle Saxon period.

Archaeologists have identified remains of at least four people including two women and a child. Forensic analysis has shown that they lead lives of hardship, including malnourishment and painful diseases. [photo]