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Prehistoric artifacts and burials discovered in Wiltshire

Construction work at a military base located near Stonehenge has uncovered prehistoric artifacts and burials.

Six trenches were excavated and revealed archaeological features cut into the natural chalk geology, ranging in date from the prehistoric period through to the Second World War.

Ruth Panes, the project manager for Wessex Archaeology, said: “Of the three burials, one was an infant and the other has been identified through osteological assessment as a teenage male aged 15 to 17.

“He would have been robust in appearance and his remains contained no obvious signs of pathology. The infant had been placed into a grave in an existing ditch and buried. Over time, the ditch gradually silted up and sealed the grave.

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Story: Katy Griffin, Salisbury Journal | Photo: Salisbury Journal

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