2 Introduction on Tollund man In this presentation we will be showing and telling you all about the Tollund Man. The following pages will include:Who is the Tollund ManA Description of the Tollund ManWhat Archaeologists have learned from the Tollund manA map showing where Tollund man was foundHow and when the Tollund man was found.How and when the Tollund man died.Conclusion
3 Who is the Tollund ManTollund Man is a German slave who was sacrificed about 2200 years ago. In 1950 he was found at a peat bog in Tollund, Denmark. Tollund Man comes from the Iron age and died around 350 BC.
4 Description of Tollund Man He wore a leather cap on his head, and around his neck he wore a rope noose and an iron neck ring. The Tollund Man is 161cm tall which is very small even in his time. Fingerprints and foot sole patterns indicate that the Tollund Man is like those of modern men. Two scars on his foot show that he must have walked barefoot most of his life. Tollund man was clean shaven and his hair was cut short.
5 What archaeologist have learned from the Tollund man Archaeologists have learned that the Tollund man didn’t die of old age but he was a sacrificial victim. The way in which he may have died is that he was hung, the rope around his neck shows this.
6 Map showing where Tollund man was found Tollund man was found in the small village of Tollund. In that village he was found in a peat bog.
7 How and when the Tollund man was found This is the bottom view of how they found the Tollund man.This is the top view of how they found the Tollund man.Emil and Viggo Hojgard were digging in a peat bog in Tollund Fen Denmark They found a body, which had peat all over it. This body was found in the same position as the view in the far left picture. The best preserved bog body came to be named the Tollund man.
8 How and when the Tollund man died The Tollund man was believed not to die of old age or disease. This was for the reason that his heart and other organs were healthy. There is some evidence that shows a way he may have died. He was killed as a sacrifice because he was a German slave who washed the cart and Earth Goddess of Spring Statue. The evidence of his death is that he had eaten soup made up of seeds, which were connected to Spring. He ate this soup about 12 hours before his death; when he died it was around Spring. A rope around his neck might show that he was hung. Carbon-14 dating shows that he died around 350 BC, i.e. early iron age. His age was around 40 when he died.
9 ConclusionIn conclusion we would like to say that the Tollund man has given archaeologists as well as scientist a taste of the past. We hope after viewing this presentation you have learned a lot more about the Tollund man.