Fermanagh crannog reveals wealth of Irish history

An archaeological dig at a crannog in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, has yielded a wealth of new insight into the living conditions of medieval families on the artifical island.

The crannog is believed to have been occupied from 900 to 1600 CE, probably by one noble family.

Excavations have so far uncovered as many as five circular buildings with artifacts revealing a life of artisanship, family sharing and "the largest collection of pottery from a crannog in Northern Ireland, as well as ornaments of iron, bronze and bone."