Irish crannog reveals early medieval treasures

A road crew excavating near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland has unearthed a crannog, complete with human remains and a wealth of artifacts dating to the 9th century. Items found included a carefully-crafted, fine-toothed nit comb. (photo)

Also unearthed were a still-sharp blade, a leather shoe, arrow heads and pottery. Archaeologists were given six weeks to investigate the site before the road work continues.