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1,000 year old skeleton found under tree


(CNN) -- In Northwestern Ireland, researchers have discovered the nearly 1,000-year-old remains of a young Gaelic man.

The body was found tangled in the roots of a 215-year-old tree that toppled over in strong winds.

Archaeologist say it appears the young man died of knife injuries to the ribs and hand.

They suspect his violent death came during a local battle or a personal dispute.

Apparently the death pre-dates the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169 and even the establishment of the city of Sligo nearby.

Scientists are analyzing the remains to learn more about the area. 

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