Second skeleton uncovered at Oxford college

BONES from a second skeleton were unearthed at an Oxford College yesterday.

The human remains were discovered the day after a first skeleton and skull were found by builders in the roughly the same place at Wadham College.

The first skeleton was dated by archaeologists to be more than 100 years old.

Police were called to the site and taped off the area for five hours on Wednesday after a bullet casing was also found.

However the two are being treated as unconnected because the bullet shell casing is modern.

Police are not investigating the discoveries as suspicious.

Archaeologists are excavating, recording and removing the human remains over the next few days.

Warden of Wadham College Lord Ken Macdonald QC said the remains are thought to be from two different burials from when the college site was part of the precinct of a medieval priory.

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1:55pm Fri 25 Jan 13

BigAlBiker says...

That's the Academic Management meeting finished then.
That's the Academic Management meeting finished then. BigAlBiker
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2:18pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Definitely a job for Inspector Lewis, he might find Morse there as well :-}
Definitely a job for Inspector Lewis, he might find Morse there as well :-} Grunden Skip
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2:20pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
That's the Academic Management meeting finished then.
Do you think that this may turn into a trilogy???
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: That's the Academic Management meeting finished then.[/p][/quote]Do you think that this may turn into a trilogy??? Grunden Skip
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5:16pm Fri 25 Jan 13

bart-on simpson says...

Twas Thomas Bodley that did em in.
Twas Thomas Bodley that did em in. bart-on simpson
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