An archaeological dig on the site of a former World War Two airfield in Suffolk has revealed evidence of Bronze Age burial chambers.
The site, on the outskirts of Ipswich, is being excavated in readiness for a new care home due to open in 2015.
Fragments of pottery and urns indicated the site was “very close to a burial mound”, archaeologists said.
The finds will be recorded and stored at Suffolk County Council’s archaeology department.
Mark Hinman from Pre-Construct Archaeology said: “This is very much preservation by record, we record it so people can get on and build.
(Source: BBC News)
What do you do with a dead Nazi? This question is at the very heart of my work on funerary practices in postwar Germany. Clearly, I have macabre research interests, and the notion of writing the history of deceased perpetrators can raise a few eyebrows (who cares what happens to dead bad guys?).
(Source: History Matters blog at the University of Sheffield)