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The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved (New York Review Books Classics)

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One spring morning two men cutting peat in a Danish bog uncovered a well-preserved body of a man with a noose around his neck. Thinking they had stumbled upon a murder victim, they reported their discovery to the police, who were baffled until they consulted the famous archaeologist P.V. Glob. Glob identified the body as that of a two-thousand-year-old man, ritually murdered and thrown in the bog as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility.

 

Written in the guise of a scientific detective story, this classic of archaeological history--a best-seller when it was published in England but out of print for many years--is a thoroughly engrossing and still reliable account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the European Iron Age.

 

Includes 76 black-and-white photographs.

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Conceived as a detective story of sorts, "The Bog People" is a fascinating account of the religion, culture, and daily life of Iron Age Europe as revealed when a well-preserved body is found in a Danish bog.

About the Author

P.V. Glob (1911–1985) was the Director General of Museums and Antiquities for the State of Denmark and Director of the National Museum in Copenhagen. Although his professional interest took him from Greenland to the Arabian Gulf, his most sustained study was of his native country. In addition to The Bog People, Glob published numerous anthropological works including Denmark: An Archaeological History from the Stone Age to the Vikings and Mound People: Danish Bronze-Age Man Preserved.

Elizabeth Wayland Barber received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1968. Her research and publications focus on various aspects of anthropology and language. She teaches archaeology and linguistics at Occidental College.

Paul T. Barber received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1968. He is a research associate at the Fowler Museum of Cultural History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Joshua Okrent, January 5, 2011 (view all comments by Joshua Okrent)
A compulsively readable introductory archaeology course, taught by an eccentric and enthusiastic professor, about the ancient bodies discovered in Denmark’s peat bogs. Though the book is replete with archeological details, it is also rich with Iron Age poetry, mythology and truly amazing photographs.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590170908
Author:
Glob, P V
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Introduction by:
Barber, Paul
Introduction by:
Barber, Elizabeth Waylandl
Introduction:
Barber, Elizabeth Waylandl
Introduction:
Barber, Paul
Author:
Barber, Paul
Author:
Barber, Elizabeth Wayland
Author:
Various
Author:
Glob, P. V.
Author:
Wayland Barber, Elizabeth
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Denmark
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient/General
Subject:
Denmark Antiquities.
Subject:
Iron age -- Denmark.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New York Review Books Classics
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
800x500

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