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The last meal of the woman from Huldremose

Information about what happened to the people that became bog bodies can be produced by applying various scientific analyses. A bog body’s stomach contents can, if the conditions of preservation allow it, reveal what the person ate before his or her death. Thus we know from the Huldremose woman’s stomach contents that her last meal consisted of coarsely ground rye with a large number of seeds from the weed spurrey. Animal hair and remains of animal tissue were also found in her stomach, indicating that meat was also part of the meal.

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