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Thursday
Feb282013

Embedded: Musselburgh Greenkeepers Unearth 500 BC Skull

A bunker on the 4th at Musselburgh with Mrs. Forman's in the background (Click to enlarge)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.

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Reader Comments (12)

I've skulled many a bunker shot, but this takes the prize.
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Poor girl. She probably disparaged the new Trump Stones that were erected on the coastal dunes.
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
Alas, poor (Miss) Yorick ...
I can see the R&A spinning this: "Imagine all the cool stuff we'll find if we dig up the Old Course!!"
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWill
Obviously they had even slower play in 500BC.

Once the bunker is fully excavated will be interesting to see if she was carrying a belly putter. If indeed that is the case, wonder if little Timmy will include her in the 20%?????
03.1.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdgs
@ dgs

spewing my coffee everywhere!!
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian McGaggle
Don't take this too lightly! I suspect we'll see much more of it soon as more and more golfers expire and rot while waiting for the foursome ahead to hole out.
03.1.2013 | Unregistered Commenterfourputter
I hope they get to the bottom of this. There's no statute of limitations on murder!
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMark B
That must have been one wild night at Mrs. Forman's 500 years ago.
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
Ummm, sorry, 2,500 years ago!
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
I'm conceding the match to Hawkeye.
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLudell Hogwaller
Geoff's video link is a treat. Now for pint and on to North Berwick.
03.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPasaplayer

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