Reblogged from gwebarchaeology
Koelbjerg Woman, a skeleton recovered from a peat bog in Denmark, is the oldest body ever found in a bog. The remains date to 8000 BCE. Unlike other bog bodies, Koelbjerg Woman was not mummified because her remains ended up in open water and did not become incorporated in the bog until later. Experts believe the woman was about 25 when she died, possibly from drowning.