The Dos and Don’ts of Digging a Bog Body
January 18, 2023
‘Bog bodies’ are some of the most familiar finds associated with peatland archaeology. However, they are in fact comparatively rare. In this blog Benjamin Gearey, co-author of An Introduction to Peatland Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments, tells the tale of the discovery of the Tumbeagh Bog Body. This case study is significant both in terms of the evidence it provides and because of the insight it offers into the environmental challenges facing peatland archaeology; it also warns against eating what you’ve excavated!