The remains of an 11th century guard dog

Published on July 8th, 2009 | by Admin


An excavation at Cambridge University has unearthed Medieval, Anglo-Saxon, and Roman artifacts, including the remains of an 11th-century guard dog.

“What it has shown is that a century and a half before the University arrived and 300 years before it started to build in this area, people were already living and working here.

“The boundaries marking where their homes begin and end do not change for several centuries, until the University moved in.”

He said the dog would have been a working dog – used as a guard dog and to catch rabbits.

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