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Unformatted text preview: peat. He was found wearing only a cap on his head and a rope around his neck. His stomach still preserved his last meal: a gruel of various grains and no traces of meat or fruits. It is assumed that he was strangled in a winter around 350 B.C. as a sacrifice to the fertility god and then buried in the sacred bog. Bog people are rare examples of fossils that have not been altered. Interestingly, because of the high acidity of the bog water the skin and organs get preserved, whereas the bones became decalcified, i.e. soft and in some cases vanish (you will only find a bag of skin)....
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2011 for the course NRES 201 taught by Professor Olson,k during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
- Spring '08