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A 10,000-year-old fragment of a human leg bone found in Cumbria are Northern Britain’s oldest remains yet found.

Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Nottingham analysed a leg bone found in Cumbria and found it to be more than 10,000 years old.

The bone and other fragments were excavated from Kents Bank Cavern on the edge of Morecambe Bay and are stored at The Dock Museum in Barrow.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Liverpool John Moore University

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