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April 15, 2005

No Word If The Rabbits Had Pointy Little Teeth

LONDON (AFP) - Archaeologists in the east of England believe they have unearthed the remains of a 2,000-year-old rabbit dinner.

Remains of Roman rabbit dinner unearthed in England

Norfolk county council's archaeological unit said the bones -- found at an early Roman settlement in Lynford, Norfolk -- probably belonged a Spanish rabbit common in Roman times.

"The bones themselves had been butchered. Possibly the rabbit was to be eaten by a Roman, and then buried on the site," said unit manager Jane Bowen on Wednesday.

"We believe we have convincing evidence that these rabbit remains could be the earliest known in Britain."

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