North-Somerset

Skeleton could go to museum

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A ROMAN skeleton unearthed in Weston could soon be donated to North Somerset Museum for a display on the history of the town.

The skeleton, along with coins and stone foundations, were found during a six-week excavation at Weston College’s Knightstone Campus two years ago.

The items provided archaeologists with the first clear evidence of a Roman settlement in the town.

However, the college decided not to commission a study on the finds, instead leaving it in the hands of the Avon Archaeological Unit.

But this week, the college has said it will open discussions about possibly giving the items to the town’s museum in Burlington Street.

A spokesman said: “Questions on the whereabouts of the skeleton have prompted us to consider getting in touch with the museum to see if they want it for a display.” Read more.