According to the BBC, archaeologists excavating an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in
Cambridgeshire, England have discovered the skeleton of a woman buried with a cow, a “genuinely bizarre” find, according to them. It’s not that strange to find a man buried with a horse, evidently, but a woman buried with a cow is unusual.
I guess so. It would even be bizarre to bury a woman with a cow in 2013.
What really caught my attention, though, is the comment that the co-director of the excavation, Dr Duncan Sayer, from the University of Central Lancashire made, “The cow burial is unique in Europe which makes this an incredibly exciting and important find … I don’t think I’ll find anything as significant as this again in my lifetime.” Continue reading