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"Frankenstein" Bog Mummies Discovered in Scotland
National Geographic ^ | 6-6-2012 | Rachel Kaufman

Posted on 07/08/2012 5:46:50 AM PDT by Renfield

In a "eureka" moment worthy of Dr. Frankenstein, scientists have discovered that two 3,000-year-old Scottish "bog bodies" are actually made from the remains of six people.

According to new isotopic dating and DNA experiments, the mummies—a male and a female—were assembled from various body parts, although the purpose of the gruesome composites is likely lost to history.

The mummies were discovered more than a decade ago below the remnants of 11th-century houses at Cladh Hallan, a prehistoric village on the island of South Uist (map), off the coast of Scotland.

The bodies had been buried in the fetal position 300 to 600 years after death....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; scotland; scotlandyet

A female Bronze Age mummy from Cladh Hallan is a composite of different skeletons.

1 posted on 07/08/2012 5:46:59 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 07/08/2012 5:47:43 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

One “Bones” episode coming up.

I used to like that show until it jumped the shark by letting her and Booth do it...


3 posted on 07/08/2012 5:48:54 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Guns Walked -- People Died -- Holder Lied -- Obama Golfed (thanks, Secret Agent Man))
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To: Renfield
how is it a MUMMY if it's just bones???
4 posted on 07/08/2012 5:53:07 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Renfield

They owned a small business and were regulated to death.


5 posted on 07/08/2012 6:15:53 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Renfield; SunkenCiv
In a "eureka" moment worthy of Dr. Frankenstein, scientists have discovered that two 3,000-year-old Scottish "bog bodies" are actually made from the remains of six people.
According to new isotopic dating and DNA experiments, the mummies—a male and a female—were assembled from various body parts, although the purpose of the gruesome composites is likely lost to history.

More like Frank N. Furter.

6 posted on 07/08/2012 6:23:49 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Renfield

"Parts is parts."
7 posted on 07/08/2012 6:55:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: martin_fierro
More like Frank N. Furter.

Darn it, That movie was perverse
Now I have to scrape off my eyes to
Recalibrate my Moral Compass

8 posted on 07/08/2012 7:03:20 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Renfield

I realize that they probably didn’t have a written history at the time, and everything was probably oral tradition, but is the 11th century really “prehistoric”? I hear “prehistoric”, I think the Flintstones. Well, not quite, but you know what I mean.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 8:13:00 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: martin_fierro

;’) Probably from another planet.


10 posted on 07/08/2012 8:18:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


11 posted on 07/08/2012 8:22:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

The link to the National Geographic’s photos of bog bodies is pretty good as well.

Why different people’s body parts were assembled and interred long after they all died will probably remain a mystery. Unless the Frankenstein story is true. [popping sound you hear is my tongue being withdrawn from my cheek]

Thank you for the interesting ping, Mr. Civilizations.


12 posted on 07/08/2012 10:03:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Chode; SunkenCiv; Renfield
how is it a MUMMY if it's just bones???
That was my first thought, too.

Then comes the really gruesome mental image of 600 year old preserved bodies being disinterred and dismembered; then those body parts stitched together "Frankenstein style".

Instead, it is a batch of old bones that were assembled into complete (more or less) skeletons; no mummies involved. Not even sure it even qualifies as "bog bodies", as the term is generally understood.

13 posted on 07/08/2012 10:49:26 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch
yup, gruesome...
14 posted on 07/08/2012 11:25:59 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Renfield; SunkenCiv; blam
From another link about bog mummies, they found one of them used "hair gel". I think he looks like Donald Trump.


15 posted on 07/08/2012 12:49:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TheOldLady

Including anchovies!


16 posted on 07/08/2012 2:29:52 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tanniker Smith; ApplegateRanch; Chode

These are not *from* the 11th century, they are from 3000 years ago, but were found *under* some 11th c structures.


17 posted on 07/08/2012 2:33:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
i think the mummy reference was a mistake
18 posted on 07/08/2012 2:45:27 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SunkenCiv

True; but that is still no excuse for calling skeletal remains “mummies”. No soft tissue at all.


19 posted on 07/08/2012 3:22:41 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Hey, if these women gave birth back then, they were someone’s mummy at one time...


20 posted on 07/08/2012 4:13:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
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21 posted on 07/08/2012 6:43:03 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: SunkenCiv

More bog bodies, this time in Denmark (200 of them!)...

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2012/an-army-sacrificed-in-a-bog


22 posted on 07/09/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

:’) Bazinga. :’)


23 posted on 07/09/2012 3:18:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Chode

Apparently the writer isn’t wrapped too tight. /rimshot!


24 posted on 07/09/2012 3:21:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TheOldLady

Maybe they hadn’t perfected tailoring clothes, and tried altering the lengths of limbs.

Orrrr, maybe they couldn’t find all the original parts of several people after some horrible demise.


25 posted on 07/09/2012 3:22:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
LOLOLOL...!!!
26 posted on 07/09/2012 3:52:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Renfield

Ooooh, interesting, probably make a good standalone topic this week (hint, hint). Thanks Renfield!
27 posted on 07/09/2012 4:32:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe that was all the parts they found after a group of friends got attacked by wolves, so they buried them together.

Maybe there was a terrible battle, and they had enough hacked-off parts to reassemble two warriors. Why? Because they could.

Maybe they were criminals, and they were reassembled from parts in order to cause confusion in the boggy underworld, so they would be rejected from the afterlife.


28 posted on 07/09/2012 4:39:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Love that third idea!


29 posted on 07/09/2012 5:34:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hmmm... Yessss... I thought you might. It’s vindictive and bloodthirsty to keep harassing one’s enemies even after you kill them. ;-)


30 posted on 07/09/2012 5:40:13 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Renfield
A bog, huh?

Sounds like this guy.


31 posted on 07/09/2012 5:48:18 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: TheOldLady

I don’t think it’s right to spit on them though.

Putting their carcasses ON a spit, that’s still okay...


32 posted on 07/09/2012 6:14:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

It’s gotta be hard keeping all the pieces together on a spit, Civ!


33 posted on 07/09/2012 6:55:33 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Tanniker Smith; SunkenCiv; All

Here is another early, not prehistoric, since it is early 1500s recent discovery. Near Ontario, it was the biggest settlement in the northern northern hemisphere at that time. I would have sent the Huff Post link that had a lot more info, but found this link at a scientific site and figured it was more PC. ;-)

http://www.livescience.com/21351-mantle-site-artifacts.html


34 posted on 07/10/2012 8:59:12 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Good choice! :’)


35 posted on 07/11/2012 3:30:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Skin as supple as a Coach pocket book.


36 posted on 07/15/2012 5:41:40 AM PDT by ABN 505
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