Thousand Year Old Boy
In 2006, some cavers made exciting archaeological discoveries in the Burren, a region of County Clare in the southwest of Ireland. Among the finds was the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a Bronze Age child. Archaeologists were able to extract DNA from these remains and tested this DNA against children from a local school. One boy was an exact match. It turns out that he lives in a house less than one mile from the cave.
The Thousand Year Old Boy explores the Burren as an ancient place, a landscape that acts as a silent witness to the lives of those who have gone before, holding their memories and stories.