Ancient Wessex News and Information
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Salisbury Plain Training Area dig produces rich finds

Military veterans taking part in an archaeological dig at an Anglo-Saxon burial site have uncovered the “richest grave found this year”, reports the BBC

The dig on the Salisbury Plain Training Area has unearthed a large bone, an antler comb and some iron shears.

“The items, from the same burial site, are estimated to be 1,400 years old.
Head archaeologist, Richard Osgood, said the site has given them a “real understanding” of what life in the 7th century was like.
The dig is run by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) with the help of Wessex Archaeology in the area known as the Avon Camp.”

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