Remains of southwest Ireland’s first settlers found

Remains thought to come from the first settlers of southwest Ireland have been uncovered by archaeologists.

County Kerry, Ireland.

County Kerry, Ireland. Image by Alex Ranaldi / CC BY-SA 2.0

The remains are almost 6000 years old and were found at a Neolithic structure near Milltown in County Kerry. The find, believed to be of a cremated adult and adolescent, also contained arrow and javelin heads and fragments of pots. It suggests that the area was the first to be settled and farmed in southwest Ireland. Read more:

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