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Tue, Sep-15-2015 14:40:03

1000-year-old skeleton found in fallen tree roots

The skeleton is 1,000 years old and that of a young man between the ages of 17 and 20. He "suffered a violent death," and several injuries were seen on his ribs and hand. The man was given a Christian burial, but no other skeletons were found in the excavation. "As excavations go, this was certainly an unusual situation," Dr. Marion Dowd told the Irish Times. "This burial gives us an insight into the life and tragic death of a young man in medieval Sligo." The remains are now being analyzed. It's not known whether there are other bodies nearby. The upper portion of the skeleton under excavation, trapped in the root matrix of the collapsed beech tree.The lower leg bones of the skeleton remain in the grave, undisturbed. The upper leg bones were broken when the tree toppled over.