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Ancient animal burials found in England

The remains of several people and animals have been found at the site of a church in Shropshire, England.

Among the excavated burials are the skeletons of a calf and a pig that appear to have been carefully laid beside each other in a symmetrical shape. A Stone Age flint was recovered from between the ribs of the calf.

The dig has also found the skeleton of a pig that appears to have been laid in a leather covered wooden coffin, a large dog that died while giving birth and which lies next to the bones of six chickens, a pregnant goat and the so far unexcavated bones of another dog and a large bird, possibly a goose. Ms Green believes the animal burials pre-date the Christian period.

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Story: Shropshire Live | Photo: Shropshire Live

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