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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The distribution area of bog bodies is generally limited to northern and north-western Europe (ibid.
The archeologists worked with bog bodies, that is, well-preserved human remains, dating from the Neolithic and even Paleolithic ages.
Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery deserves ongoing recognition for its powerful portrait of the remains of prehistoric men, women and children who are routinely uncovered in the bogs of northern Europe, and is a recommended pick for college-level collections strong in history, archaeology, and anthropology alike.
This section looks briefly at metonymy and notes Sanders' (2009) work on the rhetoric surrounding bog bodies which appear unable to escape metaphoric curation.
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.
In 2003, workers discovered two 2,300-year-old bog bodies in Ireland.
Five research papers discuss such matters as old finds and new records regarding bog bodies in Scotland, the depositional landscape of the MA[currency]laren Valley in the late Bronze Age and earliest Iron Age of Scandinavia, and re-assessment of the environment and context of the Glastonbury Lake village.
Water held a special place in ancient cultures, with around 2,000 bog bodies having been recovered in Europe and valuable objects being placed in ponds and bogs as offerings.
He has said that photographs of bog bodies showed him the solution to integrating his figures 'comfortably' into the surface of paint, and his (male) bodies in this series struggle to emerge, to hover into life, caught in recognition but always nearly slipping back into the abstract pigment.
Jones, who recently finished filming his new flick Bog Bodies, was speaking at a charity soccer game in Los Angeles to raise money for victims of the deadly bush fires in Australia.
Glob's study, first published in Danish in 1965 (and in English translation in 1968) became one of the principal channels through which information about bog bodies and other finds first reached a wider, non-academic audience.
Nine contributions on anayltical approaches discuss the chemical and microbial degradation of bones and teeth, to what extent human skeletal assemblages can be used for population analysis, epidemiological approaches, computed tomography scanning and three-dimensional visualization of mummies and bog bodies, and histological palaeopathology of human infectious disease, among other topics.