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    Decapitation Burial Ritual in Roman-Era Britain?



    SUFFOLK, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that up to 40 percent of the skeletons unearthed in a fourth-century Roman cemetery in eastern England had been decapitated. Andrew Peachey of Archaeological Solutions thinks the heads were carefully removed after death. “We are looking at a very specific part of the population that followed a very specific tradition of burial,” he said. Analysis of the bones could offer more information about the population, which is thought to have lived near the cemetery in a Roman settlement dating back as early as the first century A.D. To read about another Roman-era ceemtery in England including people who had been decapitated, go to “Off with Their Heads.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jovialis View Post
    SUFFOLK, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that up to 40 percent of the skeletons unearthed in a fourth-century Roman cemetery in eastern England had been decapitated. Andrew Peachey of Archaeological Solutions thinks the heads were carefully removed after death. “We are looking at a very specific part of the population that followed a very specific tradition of burial,” he said. Analysis of the bones could offer more information about the population, which is thought to have lived near the cemetery in a Roman settlement dating back as early as the first century A.D. To read about another Roman-era ceemtery in England including people who had been decapitated, go to “Off with Their Heads.”

    https://www.archaeology.org/news/728...roman-cemetery
    A lot of the ''Folk'' ending places in the UK had Roman and Viking settlements some Roman roads in the UK have been perfectly preserved.

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    From what I have read,there were at least some Thracian, Dacian, troops in Britain.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreptul Valah View Post
    From what I have read,there were at least some Thracian, Dacian, troops in Britain.



    https://www.vagabond.bg/travel/high-...ian-kings.html
    Thracian and Illyrian yes, Dacian not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreptul Valah View Post
    From what I have read,there were at least some Thracian, Dacian, troops in Britain
    Thracians seem to have been quite well represented amongst the Legionaries, likewise Iberians, Batavians and Gauls

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