Storm uncovers Iron Age skeletal remains

Storm Ophelia uncovered human remain dating to the Iron Age at Forlorn Point near Kilmore Quay, East coast of Ireland.

The Iron Age skeleton (by Jim Campbell)

The discovery was made one day after Storm Ophelia raged across Ireland in October last year. The skeleton was found at the shore by people walking along it. A forensic anthropologist attended the beach to inspect the remains. It was established that the bones were historical, and possibly dating to the Iron Age, between about 500 BC and 400 AD. It is believed that the individual lived between 1,500 and 2,500 years ago around the time the Celtic tribes arrived in Ireland. The remains were taken into custody of the National Museum of Ireland.

Site of the discovery (by Jim Campbell)

(after The Irish Post & Jim Campbell)

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