Archaeologists Dig Up Ancient Murder Mystery in Ireland Steph Spencer April 16, 2013 Ireland, Sidelines Replica of a Crannog © Phil Hollman 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 Find out more about this in The Irish Times Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. seven − = Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.