As an avid follower of Irish archaeology, I was fascinated to read this latest archaeological discovery in County Cork, Ireland (both the location of one my trips two summers ago, as well as the origin of my Irish ancestry). Check out the article below to learn more about this interesting new discovery.
“The earliest known settlers in Co Cork were hunter-gatherers who lived near Fermoy more than 10,100 years ago. That’s according to archaeologists who will reveal a wealth of information about our ancestors when they launch a book published by the National Roads Authority on Dec 10 at UCC.
It details illustrated accounts of the 114 significant excavations undertaken in the county, revealing a wealth of previously unrecorded sites, each adding to our understanding of the story of Cork — going back to the county’s first known settlers, more than 500 generations ago. While the 8,100BC settlement in Fermoy, uncovered…
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