purse, dates his death to around 1700. While the acidic conditions in the peat rotted much of the body, it kept his clothes and other items incredibly well-preserved.
Acidic conditions in the peat in Scotland, rotted much of the body. However, his clothes and other personal items were well-preserved.
StudiesThe knitted purse found with the mummified body, is believed to be the earliest example of two-color knitting in Shetland.
His remains suggests that he was walking in wintertime, and possibly died of exposure or illness.
All objects in the original findings are in the collection in National Museums of Scotland. These objects includes stockings, purses, gloves, leather belt, knife handle, a quill, and open-work knitting.