Miller Fisher, when dealing with a flood claim at Norton Post Office in North Yorkshire, discovered more than expected.
During reinstatement works, a floor was excavated and the remains of human leg bones were found. Following forensic examination, the bones were discovered to be extremely old and archaeologists were brought in to investigate.
The bones were those of three middle-aged women, dating back to 1000AD. They have now been buried in the grounds of the parish church.
It is believed the post office had been built on a traditional Saxon burial site. The remains of a Roman villa were also discovered during the excavation.