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The Bog Man and the Archaeology of People

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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.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by Harvard University Press
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Freya
Jul 03, 2014 Freya rated it it was amazing
Probably a bit out of date by now, but a good and interesting read, clearly put - none of the waffley academic language, which is all very well and good, but not first thing in the morning or after a long day if I want to keep my eyes open!

Goes into all kinds of detail, pollen, invertebrates, skin and nails, etc. with lots of large black and white photos (which means not always great to read over breakfast!)
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Recommends it for: Anyone interested in mummies
Fascinating.
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Sep 08, 2012 Lia rated it liked it
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Very detailed look at the bog bodies (with comparison to other preserved bodies from permafrost caves and mummies) from a scientific point of view, right down to the names of all the plants found in their intestines. The pictures are okay but not great. The writing is engaging.
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Nov 27, 2007 colleen rated it really liked it
read 12.19.04
great read on bog bodies with some information on mummies, freeze dried bodies, and frozen bodies.
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Mar 06, 2016 Kylie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Don't be put off by the fact that this book wasn't written recently, it's a great account of the archaeology of human remains, with a special focus on bog bodies. A very interesting read.
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I love anything about bog people, and this was an interesting treatment of the subject.
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Recognized for his work in both human and animal paleopathology, Don Brothwell has interests in the broad field of the archaeological sciences, but particularly in human palaeoecology (which includes environmental archaeology). Currently based at the University of York in York, England, he is still active in the field despite his retirement and current research projects include an investigation of ...more
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