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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.