Skip to comments."Frankenstein" Bog Mummies Discovered in Scotland
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 mummiesa male and a femalewere 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 ...
A female Bronze Age mummy from Cladh Hallan is a composite of different skeletons.
One “Bones” episode coming up.
I used to like that show until it jumped the shark by letting her and Booth do it...
They owned a small business and were regulated to death.
More like Frank N. Furter.
Darn it, That movie was perverse
Now I have to scrape off my eyes to
Recalibrate my Moral Compass
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.
;’) Probably from another planet.
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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 [popping sound you hear is my tongue being withdrawn from my cheek]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.
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.
These are not *from* the 11th century, they are from 3000 years ago, but were found *under* some 11th c structures.
True; but that is still no excuse for calling skeletal remains “mummies”. No soft tissue at all.
Hey, if these women gave birth back then, they were someone’s mummy at one time...
More bog bodies, this time in Denmark (200 of them!)...
:’) Bazinga. :’)
Apparently the writer isn’t wrapped too tight. /rimshot!
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.
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.
Love that third idea!
Hmmm... Yessss... I thought you might. It’s vindictive and bloodthirsty to keep harassing one’s enemies even after you kill them. ;-)
Sounds like this guy.
I don’t think it’s right to spit on them though.
Putting their carcasses ON a spit, that’s still okay...
It’s gotta be hard keeping all the pieces together on a spit, Civ!
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. ;-)
Good choice! :’)
Skin as supple as a Coach pocket book.
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