The Old Man is the main attraction in Cairnholm's museum. He was found in a bog, discovered by turf cutters digging for peat.


According to Martin Pagett, the old man was found in the 1970's by turf cutters digging for peat. Because the body looked so fresh, the diggers thought that there was a murderer loose in Cairnholm, however, upon further examination, the idea was dismissed when a Stone Age bow was found in his hand and a noose of human hair was discovered around his neck.

Cause of DeathEdit

Aside from strangulation from the noose, the old man also was killed from drowning, disembowelment, and a blow to the head. The reason this was done to him may have human sacrifice.


  • Human hair was not used as a noose generally during the Stone Age.