We have just received the results of the carbon dating of the Middle Iron Age skeleton from Horse and Groom Inn, Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire. The skeleton was of a male, who died aged 25-40, and stood 1.76m (5'9") tall.
|'Rusty' the Iron Age skeleton|
|Middle Iron Age jar from the backfill of the burial pit|
Part of the femur of the adult male was sent for carbon dating, and has returned a result of C14 date 2146BP +/-33 years, a calendar date of 196 BC +/- 33, which happily matches the date of the pottery jar!
Post-excavation research and analysis is continuing on the Iron Age remains, and on the medieval occupation and buildings at Horse and Groom Inn site.