Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Medieval Ireland Archaeology: The secret lives of our ancestors revealed

chance find during the building of a by-pass in County Donegal led to the discovery of an ancient church and graveyard. As BBC NI's Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison now reports, an analysis of human remains has given us some extraordinary insights into the lives of our ancestors in early medieval times.

Motorists in south County Donegal are glad of the new Ballyshannon by-pass and its bridge over the mouth of the River Erne. So, too are archaeologists and historians.

Click here to read this article from BBC News