200 Year Old Tree Blows Over-Reveals Skeleton In Roots!

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Radiocarbon dating suggests the remains date back to the early medieval period, from 1030 to 1200. The man, who appeared to be about 17 to 20 years old, had what seem to be knife injuries to the ribs and hand, Dowd said.

“We can assume that the young man came from a local Gaelic family (because the Anglo-Norman invasion didn’t occur until 1169 and our radiocarbon date suggests the burial pre-dates this),” Dowd told CNN by email. “So it could be a local conflict/battle, or personal dispute, that resulted in his death.”

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