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Title: NOVA: The Perfect Corpse
Url: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bog/
Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
WGBH Educational Foundation
Description: 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.
LC Classification: Auxiliary sciences of history -- Archaeology -- Philosophy. Theory -- Methodology -- Remains of special materials, A-Z -- Human remains
Auxiliary sciences of history -- Archaeology -- Preservation, restoration, and conservation of antiquities. Antiquities and state
Science -- Natural history. Biology -- Biology (General) -- Ecology -- By type of environment, A-Z -- Bogs
GEM Subject: Science -- Biological and life sciences
Social studies -- Anthropology
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-06-09 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-05-20 10:59:02 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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Resource URL Clicks: 3
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