From the Scottish Daily Record, sounds like routine bunker repair work on the fourth hole led to quite a find.
It was initially thought the skull was about 100 years old but archaeologists discovered it dated from the Iron Age – about 500BC.
It has been sent to Dundee University’s forensic anthropology department for further examination. Experts now hope to dig up the rest of the girl’s skeleton. The nine-hole Old Golf Course, is owned by East Lothian Council.
A council spokeswoman said yesterday: “On discovery, the police were contacted so that they could determine if this was ancient or related to something more recent.”
The fourth is one of my favorite holes in golf, as you may recall from my video posted last December. And of course, Musselburgh is one of the great places in the game.