bog body

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A human corpse preserved in waterlogged conditions such that skin and hair often survive but most internal organs and bones decay. Clothing also sometimes survives in such circumstances. The best‐known example is Tollund Man from Denmark, but he is only one of many hundreds of bodies recovered in recent centuries from wetlands all over northwestern Europe.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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