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Bog bodies uncovered : solving Europe's ancient mystery

Published 2015
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It is time for a new book about bog bodies: the number of known bodies is growing. Lindow Man, the famous 'Pete Marsh' discovered in Cheshire in the 1980s, has been joined by new finds from Ireland and elsewhere. Who were these unfortunate people, and why were they killed?

223 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-217) and index.
Foreword / Val McDermid
Unveiling the dead : introducing the bog bodies of ancient Europe
Discoveries and discoverers
The world of the bog people : space, time and society
The magic of bog preservation
Crime scene investigation : the application of forensic science
Accident, execution or murder?
Modis operandi : ways of killing
Instrumental violence : abuse with purpose
The chosen ones
Natural born killers
Bog deaths and human sacrifice
Listening to the dead : bog bodies uncovered.
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