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Deer skeleton older than Mann

Carbon dating shows creature died 14,500 years ago

Carbon dating has revealed the Manx Museum's giant deer skeleton is over 14,000 years old.

The imposing figure - which has long been a Manx National Heritage centrepiece - was examined by researchers from Oxford University earlier this year.

Results suggests it predated humans on the Island, and that it may have walked here from Ireland or England during a time when land bridges existed between the Isles.

MNH Conservator Christopher Weeks said receiving the results was a somewhat poignant moment:

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