12 medieval graves found at Aldbourne

Archaeologists working on a dig at Crowcastle in Aldbourne, England have discovered 12 graves dating back to the 8th century. The remains were unearthed during excavation for a housing development.

Researchers previously believed that archaeological remains on the site dated to the 17th century and were surprised to find a cemetery from a much earlier time period. "Based on the finds revealed during the current work, an earlier Saxon date is suggested, probably eighth century," said Sue Farr, Wiltshire County Council's assistant archaeologist.