Archaeologists bowled over by Fermanagh bog finds

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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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Nice find here in Ireland. A thousand years of occupancy from out of a bog.

A Fermanagh bog is revealing how our ancient farming ancestors were far more sophisticated than we could ever have imagined. Archaeologists have hit the jackpot with the first crannog to have been dug up in Northern Ireland in 50 years — saying the internationally important find is rewriting our understanding of Ulster’s history. Link
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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Fascinating!



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 08:56 PM
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Whaat?
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Nice find here in Ireland. A thousand years of occupancy from out of a bog.

A Fermanagh bog is revealing how our ancient farming ancestors were far more sophisticated than we could ever have imagined. Archaeologists have hit the jackpot with the first crannog to have been dug up in Northern Ireland in 50 years — saying the internationally important find is rewriting our understanding of Ulster’s history. Link
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Fascinating.
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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Fascina.. Err.

Good find!

over 1000 years of history of one spot.. thats mad. I really wish I'd been an archaeologist. I could so see myself there.. *dreams of everything being like Time Team*...

And to think they only did this because it is going to be developed over and lost for all eternity under tarmac and modern cancer.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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I'm wondering if they found one of my long lost relatives in that bog.
They happen to be vikings who invaded and eventually assimilated into the community,much like the borg.

We were called the dark ones.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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Time team rocks.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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I did not know what a Crannog was.

en.wikipedia.org...
www.crannog.co.uk...

This is so interesting. Another link to the Fermanagh Crannog:
www.bbc.co.uk...

Image gallery of artifacts:
www.u.tv...

* & Flag
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posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 11:27 PM
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Normally the approach taken is to avoid disturbing crannogs, but this one at Drumclay on the outskirts of Enniskillen lay in the path of the Cherrymount Link bypass and will eventually vanish beneath the Tarmac.

But since the summer a small army of archaeologists has been busy trying to extract as much information as possible from what is proving to be one of the most significant crannogs ever uncovered in Ireland.

Read more: www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk...

:shk:
why can't they just build an overpass at this point?

but of course, progress must go on.
F&S



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 12:54 AM
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Interesting story JC, thanks.


Any 'bog-stuff' from the past just gets me whether it's bodies, butter or buildings. In this case it looks like a fascinating dig-site and worth the time for the team.

Gotta say I read all the way through waiting for a curve-ball or something unique to flag up.


[...]our ancient farming ancestors were far more sophisticated than we could ever have imagined.


I guess the *we* was the *me* who wrote the article (Linda Stewart)?! For the rest of us, it's no surprise that folk lived in settlements over periods of time and made stuff. Sorta was expecting a double-garage adjoining one of the homes with a tarmac driveway


There's another article over here that has a couple of images. The grist of the story focuses on the hassles of maintaining the preservation of the site whilst construction goes on in the area (lowered water table).



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Thanks JC!! what a cool read.

Progress is a doubled edged sword I guess. Without it this bog probably would have never been dug up. I hope they get as many artifacts and as much information before it gets paved over.



posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
[why can't they just build an overpass at this point?

but of course, progress must go on.
True...but I'd rather have progress coupled with a salvage operation than blind progress. These days, that's how most archaeology happens anyway.



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