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Neu-England Man
Neu England Man
Biographical Information
Name(s) Neu England Man
Age 40-50
Sex Male
Status Unknown
Height Unknown
Source
Culture Unknown
Date(s) Discovery: 1941
Site Lengener Moor
Current Location
Location Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch, Oldenburg, Germany.
Catalog # Unknown

The Neu-England Man was discovered in the Lengener Moor in Lower Saxony in 1941. Through Carbon-14 dating it was determined that the Neu-England Man, was between the ages of 40 to 50 years old when he died in the 1st century c. AD 140–320.

Neu-England Man was discovered by a farmer's daughter below the bog surface at around a depth of 20 to 35cm, lying on his back, with his head pointing south-southwest. Both legs were bent to the right at the knees, his arms were found straight beside his body, with his forearms crossing his abdomen. Since no clothing was found at the time of discovery, it is presumed that he was naked when he died and was laid to rest. 

Mummification

Neu-England Man is a relatively well preserved mummy. Even though the skull is dented, much of the scalp is preserved from the neck to to the eyes. 10mm of hair can be seen on his upper lip. Since the mummification process occurred in a bog, his skin is leathery. Although the mummy is well preserved it is unknown what the cause of death was.


Reference

Mann von Neu-England. (2017, November 11). Retrieved November 15, 2017 from Wikipedia Die freie Enzyklopadie: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mann_von_Neu-England

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