Thursday, September 26, 2013

Derry dig team working in Bishop Street given more time to go back 4,000 years

The human remains found believed to be of a child aged between six and 10 years old

The archaeological dig that uncovered 13 skeletal remains from the early 17th century in Londonderry has now revealed evidence of life in the area 4,000 years ago.

New finds from the early Bronze Age mean the area has been settled for thousands of years more than previously thought.
The first artefact discovered was a flint tool known as a scraper, which would have been used to clean and prepare animal hides.
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