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

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

This is a puzzling and unexpected find, which we are still trying to fully understand,” Vicki Ewens, senior archaeozoologist at the Museum of London Archeology, said in a statement. factors, possibly interacting over a long period of time.”

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