Mummies Got Bogged Down in Bronze Age Britain
Intentional preservation of human remains was widespread in ancient Britain
Dr. Tom Booth, currently at the Natural History Museum in London, studied skeletons from several Bronze Age sites around Britain. The bones were similar to those of known mummies from other places, in terms of degradation. In both cases, the deterioration had been slowed by the mummification process.
In the British mummies, that process included a variety of methods, such as smoking, preservation in peat bogs and wrapping bodies in animal hides.