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Bronze Age burial found in Scottish playground

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A 4,000-year-old skeleton has been found in a school playground in Scotland.

The archaeologists stumbled upon the well-preserved bones in late January while looking for evidence of the village’s medieval harbour.

The body was curled up in a foetal position common in the Bronze Age, and positioned alongside a pottery food or drink vessel to sustain them in the journey to the next world.

Archaeologists who excavated the site today initially thought there were two skeletons, but the remains belonged to one person, thought to be a male around 5ft-5ft6in and aged in his fifties.

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Story: Edinburgh News | Photo: Wikimedia Phil Wilkinson

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