An “irregular” burial in Fermanagh, Ireland has archaeologists speculating that a young woman was murdered sometime in the 15th or 16th century. The remains of a 19 or 20 year old woman with bad teeth and a damaged skull were discovered during the excavation of a crannog, or artificial island that dates back to the 7th century.
The body was not buried in a conventional way for the period, which typically involves burying the body on an east-west orientation. The victim was buried haphazardly, leading scientists to believe she likely died a sudden, violent death.
Find out more about this in The Irish Times