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Bog Bodies and Sacrifice
A lecture by Dr Henry Chapman
Start: 22nd February 2019 8:00pm
Henry Chapman is a prehistorian specialising primarily in the archaeology of wetlands. Most recently, his research has focused on the topic of Iron Age bog bodies – human remains preserved within peatlands. Here, the debate centres on whether these remains represent the victims of murder, human sacrifice or criminal execution. Henry’s research has approached this debate by investigating the landscape archaeology of these events and the exploration of the suffering that the individuals experienced in their final moments. This will be the focus of his lecture.
Henry has worked for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, the University of Hull and Channel 4’s Time Team. He is currently Professor of Archaeology at the University of Birmingham and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
The Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield WS13 6LX
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