A foreign tourist found a human bone on the Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland last week, RÚV reports. The bone, a single jawbone, was found at a location to which soil had recently been moved. Archaeologists and West Iceland Police are investigating.
The investigation aims to determine whether the soil that was moved to the location where the bone was found had been taken from an area near a known cemetery. Experts are working on dating and analysing the bone. It is not yet clear whether the bone is old enough to be classified as an artefact or whether it is more recent.
The location of the find has not been made public.