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Interpreting deposition in the bog
Melanie Giles

blades and the respectful wrapping of selected human remains (honoured fallen warriors?), sometimes associated with carefully chosen bundles of exotic stones. In contrast, the sight of four ‘os coxae’ (pelvic girdle arches) on an alder branch, stacked left/right/left/right, smacks instead of the deliberate humiliation of an enemy’s corpse (Holst et al . 2018 : 5922). This differential treatment suggests subtle discrimination of the dead by those scarred by this event: needing to make an end to it through this final act of deposition. At Vimose, meanwhile, weapons

in Bog bodies