For the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press.
New discoveries and new perspectives.
4to. 9 x 11 inches. 256 pp. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Illustrated by 94 text figures, including maps, photographs and diagrams and by 20 tables. A survey of research results, by twenty seven contributors, into the phenomenon of bog bodies since the the publication of the monograph, Lindow Man in 1986. It covers new discoveries from Lindow Moss, Ireland and the Netherlands and examines more closely the environments of the peat bogs. The book also investigates the reasons behind the depositions and their place in the mythological and historical record of northern Europe. At the end is a Gazetteer of Bog bodies in Britain and Ireland and an extensive bibliography.
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