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Footless Iron Age body found in English field

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The remains of an Iron Age woman whose feet were chopped off have been found in a field in Wiltshire.

Wessex Water said the woman’s feet were found “reburied alongside her” along with the carcasses of at least two sheep or goats “on her head”.

Peter Cox, from AC Archaeology, said: “We’re unsure why – but it must have some link to beliefs at the time.”

The female skeleton was found alongside the remains of a child aged about 10 and two males with sword wounds to their hips.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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