When the structure was built, two of the later mummies, along with the corpse of a sheep, possibly as a punishment, were buried in the house farthest north.
At the same time, the body of a 13-year-old girl, who had not been mummified, was also buried on the floor. Underneath the foundations of three unearthed southern houses, the mummies of three children were also found buried 1 thousand years BC.
Archeology journalist Daivid Key said: “Future archeological studies will have the opportunity to answer these questions.”
At this point, however, the discovery of the first British mummies should begin to redefine important aspects of the life and death of the prehistoric British.