From physorg.com: Young archaeologists dig up a mystery.
A group of teenagers taking part in a Cambridge University archaeological dig have unexpectedly unearthed the mysterious remains of a woman who could be more than 1,000 years old. (…)
Cambridge University experts believe that the body, the rest of which is likely to continue the east beyond the excavated area, belonged to an adult woman who lived in the village either in medieval or Anglo-Saxon times. But the site of the burial is mystifying, leading to questions about who she actually was.
In particular, the woman was buried outside the churchyard — although tantalisingly close to it. The burial spot is just a stone’s throw from the graveyard of St Mary’s Church (itself an ancient site) and there have been no other human remains found so far in the immediate area. [continue]