West Sussex wind farm excavation uncovers 1,000-year-old skeleton

The remains of a man thought to have been executed 1,000 years ago have been dug up during an excavation on a wind farm in West Sussex.

Archaeologists found the adult male – aged between 25 and 35 when he died – with fatal cut marks to his neck as they carried out a dig for Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.

Other than a few small bones missing from the hands and feet, the skeleton was recovered completely intact from the ancient route of the South Downs Way – an area known for prehistoric graves.

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