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The saga of Lindow Man begins like a story on the evening news: in 1983, two employees of a peat company working at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England, unearthed a female skull with adherent tissue and hair. A local man then confessed to murdering his wife in 1960 and burying her dismembered body in the garden of their cottage, a spot not 300 m from where the skull was found. No other body parts were recovered. Though the skull proved to be nearly 2000 years old, the man was nonetheless convicted of his wife's murder, on the basis of other evidence.
Physical anthropologist, U.S. Army Central Identification Lab, Fort Shafter, HI
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