Human and animal bones as well as pottery dating back to Roman times have been found at a Bucks secondary school.

During construction work on The Misbourne’s new sports centre, a contractor noticed fragments of bone and pottery were being lifted by a digger.

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As is standard procedure in major builds, the on-site archaeologist was immediately called to examine the finds.

All work was halted while a team of archaeologists was brought in to dig out the site to look for additional artifacts.

The archaeologists dug a two-metre deep trench to examine the area and spent time showing the finds to Misbourne students and staff, who were the first to see the remains that had laid buried for over 2,000 years.

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These have now been transported in sealed bags to a laboratory, where they will be fully examined and documented.