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    Important Iron Age settlement discovered: Warboys, Cambridgeshire

    The 10-acre (four-hectare) site in Cambridgeshire was excavated by Oxford Archaeology East in preparation for a housing development by Bellway Homes. “What makes this site really significant is we have evidence of early Saxon occupation mingled with the latest Roman remains,” said Mr Macaulay, deputy regional manager for Oxford Archaeology East. Other finds include Saxon pottery, beads, worked antler and metalworking residues. Signs of Roman rural industry include a 15ft corn dryer and kilns, as well as Roman pottery. According to Macaulay: “This a rare example of the Roman to Saxon transition in the east of England.” The finds include eight roundhouses, some of which date back to about 100BC, three crouched human…

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    Viking age boat burials found in Sweden

    According to the New York Times, two tenth century burials and their boat were found under a group of modern houses in in Gamla Uppsala, Sweden. One has been damaged. The other is intact. The remains of a man in the stern of the boat, burried with a horse and a dog in the bow of the boat. The boat also contains a sword, spear, shield and ornate comb, suggesting that the deceased were of some consequence.