July 26, 2006
Bog Book

Making the rounds: A 1200 year-old book of psalms has been found by a construction worker in Ireland. "Dumb luck" doesn't even begin to describe the fortuitous circumstances behind the discovery, but it would appear the item is now well on its way to permanent preservation. It's also nice to read about co-operative land owner. Back when I worked for an archeology firm*, you were lucky if people would let you on their land at all.

* It's actually a reasonably active business. Any big public works project requires environmental impact studies, and archeology is always a part of that. It doesn't pay all that well, but smart and efficient people can pay the bills with it.

Posted by scott at July 26, 2006 08:31 AM

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