Category: Week 4

Week 4 – Blog Post

For years now I have heard all about the Iceman. I heard that he was a middle-aged man from over 5000 years ago, which turned out to be true, but when I learned about him years ago I was told…

Week Four: Bog Bodies and the Iceman

Both the discovery of the Iceman, Ötzi, in 1991, and the discoveries of bog bodies in the peat bogs of northern Europe led anthropologists to question how and why some ancient people met an early death.  Many theories have been…

Week 4

The bog bodies and the Iceman both had peculiar deaths—and important ones to decipher. There are many theories that attempt to explain their origin stories, some involving murder and others that are more complicated. The bogs were ideal conditions to…

Week 4- Bog bodies and the Ice Man

As with rock art, there are also multiple theories about how bog bodies and the Ice man got to be where they were discovered. Another similarity is that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint exactly what happened and…

Week 4

Both the bog bodies and the Ice Man are facinating opportunities for archaeologists to learn about how humans died thousands of years ago. It is amazing to see how well these bodies have been preserved. The theory that the bog…

Blog Post 4 – Ice and Bogs

Both the Iceman and the bodies found in bogs show signs of a violent demise; this interests scientists historians alike for obvious reasons. Is there a connection to the fact that most ancient bodies that are recovered show a cause…

Week 4 – Bog Bodies and Otzi

When comparing the bod bodies and Otzi, I find myself making the same point more often than not. These are all people and every person has a unique story to tell, especially when they are preserved so well in the…

Week 4 Bog Bodies and The Ice Man

The bog bodies’ mysteries…the grave does not discriminate. Both the bog bodies mysteries and Otzi  the ice man reveal a forensic truth, none of the victims died of natural causes. But, rather met their untimely fate and end by hanging,…

Week 4 – CSI Neolithic Era

I find it very difficult for anyone to for sure say what happened to both the Ice Man and the Bog bodies. There will always be too much speculation and there could always be the wild card theory that is…

Week 4 – Bog Bodies and The Iceman

It is impossible to know for certain what caused the deaths of the people known as the “Bog Bodies” and the “Iceman”. The best archaeologists can do is create possible theories based on the evidence presented. Many hypotheses have been…