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Archaeologists have continued work on a Late Iron Age/Early Roman period necropolis, with a fourth excavation conducted at the site in Central France. In total, 74 graves have been uncovered, including 31 new inhumations.
The area, on the outskirts of the historic town of Esvres-sur-Indre is increasingly under pressure for housing and this expansion is providing an opportunity to study the burial ground in great detail.
The necropolis itself has been known since 1909 after the publication of a preliminary study carried out at the time of the planting of a vineyard.
The site has been shown to represent part of a larger funerary area; in 1999 a group of 29 burials were excavated at Vaugrignon, 300 metres to the west. Read more.