Remains of several humans discovered alongside ancient buildings

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Remains of several humans discovered alongside ancient buildings as thousands of artefacts unearthed at site in Lincolnshire

Human remains, ancient buildings and a pottery kiln are just some of the startling discoveries made during works on a major new route in Lincolnshire.

The remains of several adults, including at least eight new-born babies who died in the second or third centuries AD, were found at the site near Grantham.

Overall, thousands of long-forgotten artefacts have been unearthed as part of ongoing works on the Grantham Southern Relief Road.   

Officials say they have also found animal bones, roof tiles, an iron sickle, a copper spoon handle, brooches, nearly 400 Roman coins and remarkably well-preserved stone walls.

Catherine Edwards, project manager for AOC Archaeology - the firm contracted to research the site's archaeology - said: "Although the finds are yet to be looked at by specialists, we believe the oldest activity dates back to the Romano-British period, somewhere between 100 and 410 AD.

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