THE remains of a possible Bronze Age man have been found after a house renovation in Wrington. 

Human bones, believed to be more than 3,000 years old, were discovered in August when work began on a property in the high street. 

Archaeologists were called to the scene after police cleared the area. They can now reveal the bones were of a man between the ages of 36 and 45. 

Pottery and animal bones were also found at the site which could point to the man's epoch.  

He was dated thanks to an examination of his teeth but due to disarticulation, it is still unclear if he was buried or disturbed by animals in years past. 

A spokesperson for the county archaeology team said: "The skeletal material does not appear to have been excavated from a grave. 

"These are non-recent and analysis appears to show they belonged to an adult male.

"No further human remains were recovered by the archaeologists who monitored the remainder of the groundworks at the site."

They added: "The pottery recovered from the site was not from a solid archaeological context, but one sherd may be of Bronze Age date. Other fragments were from Romano-British and post-medieval wares."