Meanwhile, In Darkest Somerset

The Guardian breathlessly reports that the UK’s oldest graveyard has been discovered in a cave in Somerset.

Well, not discovered, exactly. That happened in 1797, so they are a trifle late on that piece of breaking news. However, they do have a press release about some scientific tests that show the cave was in use over a period from 10,000 to 6,000 years ago.

I’m slightly disappointed to learn that the graveyard is not still in use by descendants of the original users, but I am sure that someone is busy doing genetic tests on the locals to try to connect them to the burials.

Rumors that some of the skeletons were found to have been buried along with the deceased’s favorite articles from the Daily Mail have been dismissed as a piece of made up nonsense of the sort normally found in tabloid newspapers.