Derbyshire fish dating
Charles Hanson, of Derbyshire auctioneers Hansons, said: "It belonged to a man called Thomas Davenport who wrote in the book in 1769: 'If let loose and you it find, I pray you be so good and kind, as to restore it to me again – and I will pay you for your pain'."Featuring woodcut illustrations, the book provides instructions on catching birds with 'nets', 'lime-rods', 'snares and springes', low-bells', 'lights', 'trammel', 'baits' and 'trap-cages'."One section, entitled 'The Compleat Vermin-killer', offers instructions for destroying weasels, moles, snakes, pole-cats, earwigs, nits and flies."For example, to kill snakes or adders the book says: 'Take the largest radishes, pare them small, and sprinkle them near their haunts, and eating of them they will dye.'If you would handle snakes without danger, wash your hands in the juice of raddish, and they will not bite you.'To gather them in one place, take a handful of onions, and about ten river crab-fish, pound these together, and this mixture laid near their haunts, will gather them together, so that you may destroy them.""It also explains how 'to make birds sing in autumn and winter'; 'to make a hen lay soon, and fast'; 'the speediest way to fatten poultry' and how 'to fatten herons, pewits, gulls, and bitterns'," added Charles.
The new dates now show that these burials could be consistent with members of the Viking Great Army.
It seemed to contain a mix of bones of different ages, meaning that they could not all have been from the Viking Age.
Now, new dating proves that they are all consistent with a single date in the 9th century and therefore with the Viking Great Army.
Next to them large stones may have held a marker, and the grave was placed near the entrance to the mass grave.
At least two of the juveniles have signs of traumatic injury.
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