A Medieval Punishment Cemetery at Weyhill Road, Andover

Date & Time

7 Feb 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sharon Clough

In 2016, in advance of construction at a site between Andover and Weyhill, Hampshire, a watching brief revealed human remains. The discovery led to the excavation of a densely crowded group of partly disturbed graves, and it soon became clear that this was not a normal community cemetery. Evidence of violence, punishment and disarticulated bone from 124 individuals soon became apparent from the site which continued in use from the 10th century (possibly earlier) to the 14th century.

How did these individuals die and why is the site described as a punishment cemetery? Can our findings reveal any other insights into these peoples’ lives and the judicial process from the Saxon times and well into the Middle Ages?

Join Cotswold Archaeology’s Human Remains expert, Sharon Clough, during our online webinar to find out more about this site and what its archaeology revealed.

Date: 7th February, 7pm

Venue: Online, via ZOOM

Tickets: FREE, tickets must be booked via Eventbrite

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