Bog bodies uncovered : solving Europe's ancient mystery / Miranda Aldhouse-Green ; foreword by Val McDermid.
Contributor(s): McDermid, Val.Publisher: London : Thames Hudson, 2015Description: 223 p., 16 unnumbered pages of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780500051825 : (hbk.).Subject(s): Archaeology -- Europe | Human remains (Archaeology) -- Europe | Prehistoric peoples -- Europe | Antiquities, Prehistoric. -- Europe | Europe -- AntiquitiesDDC classification: 930.1
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-217) and index.
Foreword / Val McDermid -- Unveiling the dead : introducing the bog bodies of ancient Europe -- Discoveries & 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 & human sacrifice -- Listening to the dead : bog bodies uncovered.
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?