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Old 15 September 2015, 06:50 PM
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Skull Uprooted tree reveals a violent death from 1,000 years ago

Nearly 1,000 years ago, a young Gaelic man came to a violent end among the dispersed farmsteads of northwestern Ireland.

This, we know, thanks to a 215-year-old tree and a hearty Irish wind.
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Old 15 September 2015, 07:48 PM
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Sounds like the tree was not deliberately planted on the grave, then, as some of my facebook friends had speculated (before the age of the skeleton had been determined).

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Old 15 September 2015, 08:39 PM
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Before I read the article, I was thinking that something embedded in the tree revealed the violent death. IE, there was a large chunk of skull with axe wounds inside the tree.
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