Tollund Man

By: Maddy, Martina & Joon

Background

Hung a Sacrifice

Thesis and Support

A rope was drawn tight around his neck and throat then coiled around his shoulder like a snake. This suggest's that he had been hung. We think that he was a sacrifice because his last meal was a kind of soup which contained many types of different grains and weeds. These grains are hard to find, therefore it was probably for a special occasion, as if his death was planned.

Did Tollund man really die by Sacrifice?

Counter-Argument

Was a sacrifice the only way Tollund man died? Did he die by suicide or any other possible way?

Bibliography

David H. Koch. Nova Beta. Tollund Man. 2 July 2006. WGBH. 27 September 2012. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/tolland-man.html


A Face from Prehistoric Denmark. The Tollund Man. Silkeborg Public Library. 27 September 2012. http://www.tollundman.dk/


Wikipedia. Tollund Man. 30 September 2012. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 27 September 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tollund_Man


James M. Deem. Mummy Tombs. Tollund Man. September 2005. 27 September 2012. http://www.mummytombs.com/bog/tollund.htm


Silkeborg Museum. Tollund Man and Elling Women. 27 September 2012. http://www.silkeborgmuseum.dk/en/tollund.html


Rejected Websites:

A Face from Prehistoric Denmark. Why did he have to die? Silkeborg Public Library. 27 September 2012. http://www.tollundman.dk/doeden.asp