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The bog man and the archaeology of people

Author: Don R Brothwell
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the discovery of a two-thousand-year-old body in a Chesire peat field, discusses the scientific analysis of the body, and explains how mummies reveal information about the past.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don R Brothwell
ISBN: 0674077326 9780674077324 0674077334 9780674077331
OCLC Number: 15630127
Description: 128 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: A body is discovered --
Clues to a murder --
Reconstructing a physique --
Looking for disease --
Recreating an environment --
The last meal --
Beyond the bog body.
Responsibility: Don Brothwell.

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In 1984, mechanical peat extraction at Lindow Moss in Cheshire, England, led to the discovery of the well-preserved body of a man. Following initial police interest, the corpse was identified as Read more...

 
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