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One of the nice with working for a large company is that there’s - statistically at least - great chance for exciting things to be excavated, and you don’t have to wait until it’s in the papers to hear about it (or even see the artefacts!). Last year there was a very rich Roman grave in Kent, and this year we’ve found the mass grave in Dorset, with 50-odd decapitated skeletons. The latest theory is that they’re Vikings. It will be very interesting to see what the chemical analyses say!

Weymouth mass grave

The mass grave is so exciting that it will be part of a Time Team special on Vikings. Today they were filming in the office - my part of the office, to be precise. Yesterday was spent clearing space (archaeologists seem to have an aversion towards empty spaces - they must be filled with boxes and/or artefacts as soon as possible) and general cleaning. While I won’t have my fifteen minutes of fame in that clip, as I had to work elsewhere, perhaps some of my books will.

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