Ancient burial site discovered in Kerry

Excavations of what is thought to be the oldest surviving structure in Kerry have uncovered a burial site which dates back almost 6,000 years.

The dolmen or portal tomb at Killaclohane, Milltown is the oldest such structure still intact anywhere in Kerry according to the county archaeologist, Michael Connolly.

The tomb, on a site between Milltown and Castlemaine, dates from around 3,800 BC and had never been excavated before.

According to archaeologist Michael Connolly “during the excavations, the cremated remains of at least two people were discovered along with a number of arrowheads, scrapers, neolithic pottery and a flint javelin head”.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/ancient-burial-site-discovered-in-kerry-697015.html

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