6,000-year-old settlement hints at tsunami
Published on May 14th, 2012 | by Admin1
Radiocarbon dating of a shellfish midden on Fanore Beach in north Clare have revealed it to be at least 6,000 years old — hundreds of years older than the nearby Poulnabrone dolmen.
Excavation of the site revealed a mysterious black layer of organic material, which archeologists believe may be the results of a Stone Age tsunami which hit the Clare coast, possibly wiping out the people who used the midden.
Story: Andrew Hamilton, Irish Examiner | Photo: Wikimedia Commons