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NOVA: The Perfect Corpse

Most have heard of "bog bodies", those well-preserved corpses found in the bogs of northwestern Europe, but few are aware that North America has peat bogs with their own well-preserved remains of ancient people. This website is designed to complement the NOVA program and provides articles, slideshows and interactive exercises. Visitors to the site should start with the article "America's Bog People" by Peter Tyson. Here, readers will receive a thorough introduction to "America's premier bog-body site" including details about the recovered bodies and their lifestyle 8,000 years ago. After getting acquainted, visitors can view a slideshow, view other bog sites across Europe, and meet the most famous and well- studied bog body of all "Tollund Man". As a special treat, visitors can also listen to Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney recite his poem dedicated to this remarkable find.
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