Lindow man


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  • Lindow Man was accidentally discovered by peat-cutters in Cheshire in the 1980s. He was first thought to be a modern murder victim, but scientific investigations soon proved that he had died in the first century AD, around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain. The environment of the peat bog had kept his body in a remarkable state of preservation, and he is still providing a wealth of information to researchers about the diet and health of people at that time. Many theories have been put forward about his death. He was (apparently) struck on the head, strangled, and his throat was cut, before he went into the marsh. Does this literal overkill indicate that he was a sacrificial victim? Experts are still trying to understand exactly how he died. Other bog bodies have been found in Ireland and Scandinavia – what are the possible connections?

  • Product code: cmc28177
    Price category: Under £10
    World culture: Prehistoric
    Author: Jody Joy
    ISBN: 9780714128177
    Number of pages: 64
    llustrations: 30 colour and 6 b/w
    Publication date: 11-05-2009
    Weight: 0.136kg
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…The book addresses the many aspects of the discovery, the subsequent research (still ongoing), and the inerpretation of the circumstances of death, certainly unnecessarily violent, and the possible context, citing other parallels of naked bodies being immersed face down in a bog, presumably with some ritual involved.
Minerva, vol 20 No. 3

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