Climate change threatening Britain’s ancient treasure as peat bogs dry out

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Due to peat soil containing very little oxygen, organic materials like wood, leather, textiles and even, in some cases, human flesh do not rot. The most famous of which was the Lindow Man, a preserved body of a man believed to be from the Iron Age that was discovered in a peat bog in Cheshire.
4 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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BBC News

Climate change threatening buried UK treasures

Our ability to understand Britain's history is at risk, warn archaeologists.

4 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Independent

Climate change threatening Britain’s ancient treasure as peat bogs dry out

If peatlands across Britain keep drying out, ‘we will lose our heritage’, archaeologists have warned.

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Telegraph

Climate change threatens to destroy buried treasures, warn experts

Peat bogs do not fully decay due to the lack of oxygen, but are vulnerable to changes in weather and are now at risk of disappearing

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sky News

Climate change threatening 22,500 UK ancient sites and buried treasures as peat bogs dry out, warn experts

As changing weather patterns continue to dry out peatlands, the buried artefacts they contain could be destroyed. One such famous find was that of Lindow Man, a preserved body of a man believed to be from the Iron Age that was discovered in a peat bog in Cheshire in 1984.

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The Scotsman

Climate change threatening Britain’s ancient treasure as peat bogs dry out

Experts have warned that around 22,500 UK sites of archaeological significance are under threat from climate change.

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Evening Standard

Climate change threatening Britain’s ancient treasure as peat bogs dry out

If peatlands across Britain keep drying out, ‘we will lose our heritage’, archaeologists have warned.

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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