Monday, February 4, 2013

Iron Age skull found at Scottish golf course

Police were called to this spot at Musselburgh Links Golf Course, on the race course where bones have been found [Credit: East Lothian News]

A skull unearthed during maintenance work at Musselburgh’s world famous Old Links is believed to be that of a young Iron Age woman.

Police were called to the historic nine-hole golf course last Tuesday after council workers dug up human remains while repairing a bunker at the fourth green, close to Mrs Forman’s pub.

The police investigation was halted after initial forensic tests confirmed that the skull had not been buried recently.

Subsequent tests by East Lothian Council’s archaeology officers showed the find to date back more than 2,000 years.

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