Best Preserved Bog People | LiveScience
Geege Schuman stashed this in Science Too
Here: <Over the past centuries, remains of many hundreds of people--men, women, and children--have come to light during peat cutting activities in northwestern Europe, especially in Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, northern Germany, and Denmark. These are the "bog bodies." The individual bog bodies show a great degree of variation in their state of preservation, from skeletons, to well-preserved complete bodies, to isolated heads and limbs. They range in date from 8000 B.C. to the early medieval period. Most date from the centuries around the beginning of our era. We do not know exactly how many bog bodies have been found--many have disappeared since their discovery.>
1) 8,000 B.C.!
2) Many have disappeared since their discovery? I'll bet there's Bitcoin bog body market.
Of all the ways to die, this seems particularly preservational.