Ancient Artifacts Found at Irish Construction Site

4NI: Excavation on the Toome Bypass in Northern Ireland has unearthed archaeological finds from 7,000 BCE through the 19th century. Archaeological finds at the Toombe Bypass excavation have given scientists new evidence of prehistoric man's migration up the River Bann, according to Paul McCooey. The site has yielded everything from 8,000 pieces of flint dating from the Mesolithic Age to Bronze Age fulachta fiadha, cooking places where water troughs were located near the fire pits. Paul McCooey adds, "These rare sites are very important to our understanding of ancient society and the wealth of archaeology uncovered provides a fascinating insight into the lives of our ancestors."