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Amphibian ‘death pit’ filled with 8,000 bones unearthed in Iron Age village

A death pit containing 8,000 frog and toad bones dating back at least 2,000 years has archaeologists in England baffled as to how the shattered amphibian corpses got there, with ideas ranging from cold death to a nasty swoop to a disease killer.

This is an enigmatic and unexpected find that we are still trying to fully understand,” said Vicki Ewens, senior archaeozoologist at the Museum of London Archaeology, in a statement. “This accumulation of frog debris may have been caused by a number of factors, potentially interacting over a long period of time.”

https://www.livescience.com/amphibian-death-pit-iron-age-village Amphibian ‘death pit’ filled with 8,000 bones unearthed in Iron Age village

Russell Falcon

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