Iron Age settlement discovered in London Olympics area

Iron Age settlement discovered in London Olympics area

Four skeletons buried in a Iron Age settlement have been discovered by archaeologists who are exploring the London 2012 olympic area.

They were found in a cemetery along with the remains of a goat believed could have been sacrificed in his honor. They were in the place that is now the Aquatics center.

Representation of an Iron Age settlement

Other prized finds east of London site include a Neolithic flint ax 4,000-year-old and a 19th-century wild bird hunting boat on the River Lea.

They have also been discovered roman coins during the largest British archaeological investigation as well as 140 trenches built in 2.5 square kilometers of the park.

They have also been discovered WWII weapons emplacements along with other more peculiar objects such as urinals, a fragment of a decorated spittoon and a headless statuette of what is believed to be Queen Carolina.

Some 10,000 remains they have been photographed and recorded by experts at Wessex Archeology or in part taken to the collection of the Museum of London.

Without the London 2012 Games the prehistory and rich history of the local communities in this area east of London and the lower Lea Valley would not have been revealed.”Says the post-excavation manager, Pippa bradley.

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