So, I’m reading up on ‘bog bodies’, which are basically Northern European folks from the Bronze & early Iron age. Due to specific features in bogs (highly acidic, low oxygen, and moss that mummifies things when it dies and yes that last bit sounds creepy), some of these bodies are very well preserved. And… with that, the bodies show signs of multiple modalities of death: hung, stabbed, strangled, crushed. The scientists call it ‘overkill’ and really don’t have an explanation as to why the ancient folks did that.
I might have the one, though.
“Because the damned bodies kept getting up again.”
art: Malene Thyssen, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Malene