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Archaeologists Found Bones of a Stone Age Child and An Adult in Tiny Cave


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 296 days ago - irishmirror.ie
Archaeologists at IT Sligo have found bones of a Stone Age child and an adult in a tiny cave high on Knocknarea mountain near the town. Radiocarbon dating has shown that they are some 5,500 years old, which makes them among the earliest human bones found



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Heidi Aubrey (5)
Wednesday March 5, 2014, 7:37 pm
The oldest bones found in Ireland of the Neolithic period-about the time of the Egyptians.

Neolithic period marks the cultivation of plants and animals and forming villages vs. cave and hunting/gathering lifestyle.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 3:48 am
Fascinating - thanks for sharing!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 4:37 am
ty
 

Kath P. (10)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 6:24 am
Fantastic discovery. Thanks for letting us know.
 

Rhonda B. (113)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 11:04 am
Thank you.
 

A F. (132)
Thursday March 6, 2014, 1:22 pm
thank you
 

Nimue Pendragon (275)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 7:01 pm
Interesting...
 
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