Tuesday, 5 October 2010

'Significant' find in Orkney

The archaeologist in me is quite excited:

Neolithic tomb found in garden

"WHEN Hamish Mowatt decided to investigate a mysterious mound as he tidied an Orkney garden, he had little idea he would uncover a hoard of bodies that had lain untouched for around 5,000 years. 
Archeologists believe the tomb he discovered under a boulder outside a bistro in South Ronaldsay could lead to new insights into how our neolithic ancestors lived and died.

But they face a race against time as water washing in and out of the newly
uncovered tomb could wash away its contents and dissolve any pottery and human remains inside."
(Says The Scotsman)

 I seriously need to save some pennies to visit Orkney.


Teresa (Read All Over Reviews) said...

Gosh, could you imagine finding that? lol. I'd eventually be "zomg! cooooll!!!" but at first it would have scared the daylights out of me. Minding my own business, singing a song, planting and petunia and BAM! dead people lol.

Awesome find though, can't wait to hear more developments on it. Thanks for posting!

Treasa said...

Crap, that comment was me. Forgot to sign out of my other account.