| Lindow III |
|Culture||Romano-British or Iron Age (?)|
|Date(s)||2 BCE - 119 CE|
Found in Lindow Moss bog on 6 February 1987. Initial remains were discovered on the peat extraction elevator. Further remains were uncovered when the peat was sorted the following day. Due to the nature of Lindow III's discovery, little is known about who this person might have been.
MummificationThe bog was able to preserve the body so well due to its ability to preserve organic materials because it is acidic, cold and free from oxygen. The bog created a tanning process of the body. Bogs also typically contain decomposing Sphagnum mosses which preserve organic matter by preventing their decomposition.
Remains were fragmentary.
The Lindow man is held at the British Museum.
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