Skeletons reveal secrets of life in Calderdale 200 years ago
Skeletons unearthed at a site in Calderdale have shed light into life more than 200 years ago.
The grisly remains were exhumed from their resting place at Square Chapel graveyard, with some dating back to 1772.
The dig took place following a decision to build a new access road on the site as part of the Piece Hall transformation project.
Some 217 skeletons were found, with 203 sent off for tests to reveal secrets about our ancestors’ lifestyles.
The gruesome discovery of one set of bones raised eyebrows, as the top of its skull was sliced off.
The bones, belonging to a young woman, would... read more
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