Bog Bodies Uncovered: Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery

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Price
$29.95  $27.85
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
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Pages
224
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.0 X 9.3 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780500051825
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About the Author

Miranda Aldhouse-Green is professor emeritus at Cardiff University. She has lectured at academic institutions including the Smithsonian Institution and the Universities of Toronto, Melbourne, Utrecht, and Umeå.

Reviews
This work excels in drawing the reader into the story. . . . An exquisite example of writing and investigation [that] contributes a wealth of information and a scientific approach to presentation of data and discussion, and offers an updated and in-depth treatise on the growing body of knowledge on preserved human remains recovered from the peat bogs of northern Europe.
Celtic specialist Aldhouse-Green reviews the discoveries of well-preserved human bodies in the wetlands of the British Isles and northern Europe. She concentrates on the forensic evidence, which allows scholars to give some meaning to these curious examples of isolated, violent death and seemingly impromptu burial in swamps. Well illustrated, this volume will attract wide readership. Highly recommended.
A real-life forensic thriller revealing the secrets of ancient and modern bodies preserved in bogs--some for nearly 3,000 years. . . . Aldhouse-Green relies on her archaeological expertise and knowledge of Celtic myths, along with accounts of ancient authors on barbarian rituals, to ponder 'the million-dollar question: whether human sacrifice was behind some or all of the Iron- and Roman-period bog deaths.' An intriguing window into the past.