Human remains mark Saxon settlement near London

Gardeners working at a private home in Purley, England near London, were surprised to unearth a skull and thigh bone dating to the 7th of 8th century. The remains are believed by experts to be Saxon, and are considered a "significant archaeological discovery."

“The recent discovery is very much of archaeological interest. It has been known for some time that a Saxon cemetery existed close to the junction of Riddlesdown Road and Mitchley Avenue but a grave of that era has never been discovered this far south," said a spokesman from English Heritage.