Lindow man, for example, was found to have suffered a sickening blow to the head, which had shattered his skull, driving shards of bone into his brain if that wasn't enough, his throat had also been cut 'tollund man', discovered in a bog in denmark, was found strangled with a garrotte still around his neck. Turner had discovered the remains of what came to be known as lindow man, the best preserved bog body to be found in britain and an unprecedented scientific investigation was initiated which ultimately led to the display of these remains at the british museum this book tells the story of lindow man, the everyman of. Care bear and a copy of the beano all this and more feature in manchester museum's remarkable exhibition lindow man: a bog body mystery it's not the first time this star attraction (lindow man, not the care bear) has returned to the north west since he was discovered in a cheshire bog in 1984 on each occasion he has. Lindow man, also known as lindow ii and as pete marsh, is the preserved bog body of a man discovered in a peat bog at lindow moss near wilmslow in cheshire, north west england the human remains were found on 1 august 1984 by commercial peat-cutters lindow man is not the only bog body to have been found in. Remembering the bog body lifted from the cheshire peat which became an international celebrity. Lindow man, also known as lindow ii and (in jest) as pete marsh, is the preserved bog body of a man discovered in a peat bog at lindow moss near wilmslow in cheshire, north west england the human remains were found on 1 august 1984 by commercial peat-cutters lindow man is not the only bog body to have been. Lindow man is to return to close to the spot where he met an appalling death almost 2000 years ago, skull smashed in, strangled, stabbed, and finally he has been one of the star exhibits at the british museum since his discovery in 1984 by peat cutters at lindow moss in cheshire, transfixing visitors who. The story of lindow man, an archaeological sensation by anne ross and don robins illustrated 176 pp new york: summit books $1995 on aug 1, 1984, a workman harvesting peat from lindow moss bog near manchester in the english midlands made a gruesome discovery: embedded in the.
In 1984 the body of a man preserved in peat was discovered in cheshire, england conserved in his entirety, the body of lindow man provided archaeologists with a wide range of information about his life and death more than 2,000 years ago approximately seven hundred hundred human bodies have. Exhibition: lindow moss - a place of finding, the manchester museum, manchester, until july 12, 2009 the cheshire bog where the body of an iron age man was discovered is being revisited in a new photographic exhibition at the manchester museum stephen vaughan documented the landscape of. In borremose in himmerland other bog bodies have been discovered in 1946 a man carbon-14 dating of the man indicates that the time of death was 840 +/- 80 bc, which means the middle/end of late bronze age including this fairly well-preserved body of a man discovered in lindow bog close to manchester.
Lindow man was found in a corner of the ancient lindow peat bog that is lindow moss in 1983 after an investigation a complete head & body were found and turned out to be an iron age man in a very well-preserved state it is mostly used to make potting compost although a suprising new use has been discovered. Scientists discovered some interesting details by looking at lindow man's hair and beard they were surprised that he had a beard, since no other male bog body had been found with a beard this was clearly not common at the time he lived scientists also learned that someone had trimmed lindow man's hair with scissors. Ow man was not alone in may 1983, the skull of a woman aged between 30 and 50 had been recovered from lindow moss her left eyeball was still in place, along with some hair the discovery prompted a local murder suspect to confess to having killed his wife — his house backed onto lindow moss.
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 here, jody joy tells the story of the discovery and examination of lindow man. The most famous, largest, and important of these discoveries is the top half of a male body (the bottom half possibly lost when a digger cut up the bog) found in the summer of 1984 ce and called the lindow man what is noticeable about this example and significant for study is that the hair, skin, and.
The lindow man was discovered near manchester uk in 1984, only a year after a similar body of a women was found at the same bog site called lindow marsh the body was dubbed pete marsh by journalist during the media sensation following his monumental discovery it is the best preserved bog. The roster from that period is a bog body who's who: tollund man, haraldskjaer woman, grauballe man, windeby girl, lindow man, clonycavan man and oldcroghan man they can keep lindow man is the most intact of several bodies discovered in the lindow moss in cheshire, england, during the 1980s “i still come.
The discovery of part of a human body at lindow moss, cheshire, in 1984, provided britain with an equivalent to the famous “'bog bodies” of germany, the netherlands, and scandinavia, and its subsequent careful forensic analysis appeared to furnish valuable insights into the nature of iron age ritual. Lindow man britain's prehistoric bog body rcconnolly r c connolly is senior lecturer in physical anthropology in the department of anatomy university of liverpool the discovery last august of a prehistoric human body preserved in a cheshire peat bog sent a wave of interest and excitement through the media. Credit: much of the information below was sourced from the lindow man article on wwwwikipediaorg lindow man, also known as lindow ii and pete marsh, is the name given to the naturally-preserved bog body of a late iron age man, discovered in lindow moss peat bog (on the mobberley side of the border with. Lindow man in 1983, a peat digger named andy mould was working on the edge of lindow moss, a raised mire peat bog on the edge of wilmslow in cheshire, some thirty miles east of liverpool, when he unearthed a female human head this was followed by the discovery of a leg the next year after further investigation a.
Lindow man is the name given to the naturally-preserved bog body of an iron age man, discovered in a peat bog at lindow moss, mobberley side of the border with wilmslow, cheshire, northwest england, on august 1, 1984 by commercial peat-cutters at the time, the body was dubbed pete marsh (a pun on peat marsh). 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. The discovery of a well-preserved bog body, lindow man (ca 2000 years old) [ 1], has provided a unique oppor- tunity to study the degree and mechanism of preservation of a wide range of structural and physiological components although the cellular structure of bog body tissue is poorly preserved much of the collagen. Lindow man's official name is lindow ii, since other human remains have also been found in lindow moss bog: a human skull, known as lindow i and a fragmented headless body, lindow iii remains of the thigh of an adult man are known as lindow iv, although since these were discovered only 15m away from lindow.