Health Editor’s Note: A hollowed-out tree trunk would make a perfect casket…well done Iron Age Celts….Carol
This Iron Age Celtic Woman Was Buried in a Hollowed-Out Tree Trunk
by Meilan Solly Smithsonian.com
Some 2,200 years ago, a group of Iron Age Celts laid a woman to rest in what is now Zürich, Switzerland.
The deceased, clad in a dress of fine sheep’s wool, a shawl and a sheepskin coat, was likely an individual of high stature: As a statement recently released by the city’s Office for Urban Development notes, the woman, roughly 40 years old when she died, boasted accessories including a necklace made of blue and yellow glass and amber, bronze bracelets, and a bronze belt chain decorated with pendants.
Based on analysis of her remains, archaeologists theorize she performed little physical labor during her lifetime and enjoyed a rich diet of starchy and sweetened foods. Curiously, Laura Geggel writes for Live Science, the woman was also buried in a hollowed-out tree trunk that still had bark on its exterior upon the makeshift coffin’s rediscovery in March 2017.
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
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