A large grave in Rennes probably contains soldiers from the French Royal army

Colleter et al.

Remains buried in two mass graves in the same cemetery in France have been identified as medieval soldiers belonging to opposing armies.

Rozenn Colleter at the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research and her colleagues have identified the skeletons as belonging to soldiers who fought in the Siege of Rennes in 1491. The skeletons were found buried in a cemetery outside the Jacobin Convent in Rennes.

The researchers identified the skeletons by combining historical information with archaeological techniques, including genetic analysis. They found that …