04-14-2013, 09:36 PM #1
Northern Ireland ∙ Dig to end at 1400-year-old Drumclay Crannog as G8 link road paved
Headline's misleading; the body has been there for approximately six centuries but some of the artefacts for closer to fourteen. The site has been abandoned since the 17th century. On Monday, progress marches on (cough-cough).
A medieval murder mystery: Archaeologists uncover body of teenage girl among
4,000 artefacts which have been preserved beneath the soil for 600 years (Sunday Mail)
Archaeologists have uncovered the body of a woman who may be at the centre of a 600-year-old murder mystery.
The find, as well as 4,000 other artefacts hidden within a medieval and long-forgotten settlement, including a medieval board game, a gold ring, carved bowls, leather shoes and finely-decorated metal dress pins, only came to light during the development of a section of road in Northern Ireland.
Excavation director Dr Nora Bermingham said: 'Because of the preservation here it means we have a wealth of material that we wouldn't normally find in an archaeological context, be that Ireland or anywhere in Europe'
In spite of the finds, heavy plant diggers are expected to return tomorrow to concrete over the site in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, to make way for a new link road in time for a G8 summit held there in June.
The new transport route has, since the discovery, met with fierce opposition from residents who consider the 1,400-year-old Drumclay Crannog - and its pristine relics - as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reveal knowledge of the community previously unheld.
04-16-2013, 10:49 AM #2
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