Saturday, January 07, 2012

Medieval bones found at York building site

Police have been called to a York building site after workmen uncovered human remains believed to come from a medieval cemetery.

Fragments of human bones, which were found under a home in the Lawrence Street area, are thought to have come from a cemetery in operation in the area until the 1500s.

Officers were called to the scene on Thursday afternoon after the discovery was made as there were initial doubts about the age of the remains. The York Archaeological Trust (YAT) has since been consulted and the North Yorkshire Coroner is likely to be informed of the find.

Click here to read this article from the York Press