Some of the skeletons found in an ancient graveyard on Anglesey date back to the 4th Century, experts have said.
Tests showed some of the people buried up to 1,600 years ago were from Scandinaviaand the Mediterranean
Tests showed some of the people buried up to 1,600 years ago were from Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.
Some were from the Welsh borders and four were western Britons, said project manager Dr Irene Garcia Rovira.
Quernstone surface revealed during the excavations of the western sideof the early medieval cemetery
Analysis has shown some of those buried did not eat seafood despite being near to the coast. The skeletons included a number of females aged between 18 and 25, perhaps suggesting the dangers of child birth at the time.
The archaeological dig at Coleg Menai Pencraig Campus
Dr Rovira said the site was important because skeletons do not usually survive in the area’s acidic soil.
In 2016, Brython Archaeology said its dig on the link road revealed “cist” graves which each held several bodies, alongside jewellery and French pottery.