Andover’s outcast dead: Exploring an Anglo-Norman execution cemetery

Between the 7th and 12th centuries, criminals who were put to death in Anglo-Saxon England were often interred not in community graveyards, but in separate burial grounds. Archaeological evidence of such sites is relatively rare, but traces of a recently discovered example have been uncovered on the outskirts of Andover. Jeremy Clutterbuck reports.


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Over 4,500 years ago, the Bell Beaker phenomenon swept across much of Europe. The resulting changes to burial practices and technology are clear in the archaeological record, but the origins of these ideas were obscure. Now ancient DNA analysis has revolutionised this picture –and revealed that the impact on the make-up of Britain’s population was […]