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Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics

Evidence of rabbits in UK in Roman times, say academics
Thursday 18
8:31 2019

Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption A bone from a rabbit found at Fishbourne Roman Palace Rabbits have been hopping around the UK since the Roman period, experts have been able to scientifically prove for the first time. Tests on a rabbit bone, found at Fishbourne Roman Palace in West Sussex, have shown the animal was alive in 1AD. The 1.6in (4cm) piece of a tibia bone was found in 1964 but it remained in a box until 2017, when a zooarchaeologist realised that it came from a rabbit. Academics believe the animal could have been kept as an ...

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Summary: Tests on a rabbit bone, found in West Sussex, show for the first time the animal was alive in 1AD.

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