Tuesday, January 29, 2013

UNDER THE OLDEST GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD -- 2500 YEAR OLD SKULL OF A TEENAGER

Archaeologists are to investigate a human skull found by council workers carrying out winter maintenance in a sand bunker by the fourth hole on Musselburgh Links Golf Course - officially the oldest golf course in the world.

Officers from Lothian and Borders Police despatched the remains to Dundee University, who sent their archaeologists to look at the site. They believe the skull, which belonged to a mid-to-late teenage female (nicknamed 'Betty'), is around 2500 years old - possibly part of an Iron Age graveyard.

As there is no pressing archaeological reason to remove the rest of her remains, East Lothian Council have no plans to investigate further.

My comment -- and the golfers might be upset if the greens were disturbed!!!

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