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Workmen uncover human remains

PUBLISHED: 18:58 03 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:04 05 October 2010

WORKMEN putting up a fence made a grisly discovery when they dug up a human skeleton. Contractors came across the find in Shadwell, East London. Police were called as more bones were unearthed and images were seent to a forensic lab for examiniation

By Victoria Huntley

WORKMEN putting up a fence made a grisly discovery when they dug up a human skeleton.

Contractors came across the gruesome find working in Shadwell, East London.

Police were called as more bones were unearthed and images were sent to scientists at the University of Dundee's forensic anthropology department.

The boffins confirmed the remains were human, and probably buried at the site more than two centuries ago.

Archaeology experts at the Museum of London believe who arrived to examine the remains believe the site in Chapman Street could have once been used as a burial ground. The boned were thought to have been buried around 150 to 250 years ago.

Records show that the area was once used for burials.

Arrangements were later made with the Department of Justice for appropriate reburial of the remains.

victoria.huntley@archant.co.uk

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