Bog Body


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A human body which has been partially preserved by the acidic water of bogs and marshes
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In Estonia there is only one academically acknowledged and archaeologically documented bog body found during peat cutting from Rabivere (Laid 1936; Rammo 2010; Kama 2016b), but the term can be used for a few other finds as well.
Although neglect by critical inquiry of museum denotation-metonymy continues, there is evidence of a move towards highly creative metaphors which demand our attention--beyond the exception of bog body metaphors.
61) While this imagery anticipates the bog bodies that Heaney describes in several of his poems, in 'The Tollund Man' (1972) for example; it is worth noting that even before Rathlin was written, Elizabeth Rawdon (Lady Moira, 1789-1808) had published the first known scientific investigation of a bog body in the journal Archaeologia, following a discovery on Drumkeeragh Mountain, County Down, on Lord Moira's land in the 1780s.
A BOG body has been found by workers in an area in the Midlands where a similar discovery was made two years ago.
But they didn't know that underneath the bog body were items that were worth thousands of pounds.
Further activities included the reconstruction of a Viking funeral and examination of an Iron Age bog body to discover how archaeologists gather information from funeral remains.
Because the exhibit is playing to a sophisticated audience, "Mummies of the World" has ramped up its multimedia displays, allowing people to learn what a mummy feels like (Gill-Frerking says a bog body feels like an old, crackly leather coat), view a mummified tooth under a microscope and look at a photo of a 3-D body scan, among other things.
With only one bog body found in the last 50 years experts had given up hope of finding any more until now.
A BOG body recently unearthed in Daingean, Co Offaly, may date back about 2,000 years.
Locating the specificity of the literary bog body in its ability to compress time and to render the past visible in the present, the figure functions as a mnemotope, defined provisionally as any chronotopic motif that manifests the presence of the past, the conscious or unconscious memory traces of a more or less distant period in the life of a culture or an individual.
TESTS on a preserved bog body have revealed it is one of the oldest ever found.
Janet speculates that the discovery of the bog body may have inspired a copycat killer to murder Kelly Summers.