Pierced skull leads to 1,000 year old murder mystery

As the saying goes, "Bows don't kill people, arrows do." Such seems to be the case for a burial in Galway, Ireland. Evidence of a shallow grave and an arrow found in the victim's skull has led researches to conclude that the man may have been murdered.

The grave was accidentaly dug up in an active quarry. The body seems to be hastily buried in a shallow grave and does not bear the markings of a formal burial.

Forensic examination has shown that the victim was a young male, who seemed healthy other than the hole in his skull. The arrowhead was found inside his head. The body dates to the 9th or 10th century.  [photo]