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Sunday, 20 July 2008

More than just bonekickers...

In 2006, Dorset was hit by civil conflict. The Hampshirians began breaking away to declare themselves an independent republic, urging Hampshirians living in the east of the county to join them.

However, Dorset resisted and fighting soon led to ethnic cleansing. People were forced out of their villages, houses were burned to the ground and people were reported missing.

Sound familiar? Probably not, as this was the fictional scenario facing forensic archaeology students when they took part in a mock mass grave dig at Holton Heath.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Sunday 20th July 2008

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