Forty hectares of remains have been found in Alken Enge bog located in in the Alken Enge wetlands near Lake Mossø in East Jutland, Denmark.
A fractured skull and a thigh bone hacked in half and numerous other finds of damaged human bones along with axes, spears, clubs and shields confirm that the bog at Alken Enge was the site of violent conflict. For almost two months, Project Manager Mads Kähler Holst, professor of archeology at Aarhus University, and a team of fifteen archaeologists and geologists have been working to excavate the remains of a large army that was sacrificed at the site around the time of the birth of Christ.
Pretty cool. It sounds like they think it might be from a single engagement over a large area. They have one photo of an axe with a wooden shaft still attached, but it doesn’t say whether it’s from that site. Nice if there are extensive remains of weaponry present, too, so you could get some indications of the kinds of weapons used and what sort of damage they caused.