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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 3- Rock Art

Rock art provides a window into the past and allows us to see some of what early humans saw  or thought about on a daily basis. When looking at the paintings, at Lascaux for example, it is amazing to think that those images…

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…

Week 4

When examining the circumstances of death of the bog bodies and that of the Iceman, it is often assumed that both cases were murder. For me, the difference between the two cases is situation. Based on the evidence gathered about…

The Bog Bodies and The Iceman

Murder mysteries are a source of adventure and entertainment to the public. They ignite our sense of curiosity and cause us to think about the different options and try to come up with our own solution to the case.  This…

Bog Bodies and The Iceman

Murder, or not murder, that is the question. The circumstances surrounding the deaths of the bog people and of the Iceman are still shrouded in mystery, but new technology is shedding more light on the truth.  Beyond what scientific method…

Week 4 – Bog Bodies and Iceman

Both the bog bodies and Iceman cases were very intriguing mysteries to archaeologists.  They both had to do with the murder of ancient humans.  However, just calling them murders doesn’t do the complicated theories justice. The bog bodies had very…

Life and Death

During the lecture on the bodies found in bogs I had guessed right away that the people were either being executed for crimes or were human sacrifices because the deaths were so similar and brutal. The way the people were…