Diet and Radiocarbon Dating of Tollund Man: New Analyses of an Iron Age Bog Body from Denmark

  title={Diet and Radiocarbon Dating of Tollund Man: New Analyses of an Iron Age Bog Body from Denmark},
  author={Nina Helt Nielsen and Bente Philippsen and Marie Kanstrup and Jesper Olsen},
  pages={1533 - 1545}
ABSTRACT Tollund Man is one of the most famous Iron Age bog bodies due to his well-preserved head. Since he was unearthed in 1950 in Bjældskovdal, Denmark, he has been subjected to several scientific investigations, but until now no attempts to reconstruct his general diet through isotope analyses have been conducted. Furthermore, previous radiocarbon (14C) analyses have only been able to date him broadly to the 3rd–4th century BC. In this study, stable isotope measurements (δ13C, δ15N) on bone… 
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