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Peat Bogs Are Freakishly Good at Preserving Human Remains

What makes these spongy, waterlogged areas of decaying plant matter so perfect at preservation? Read about how peat bogs and other environmental conditions can preserve human and non-human remains.

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Peat Bogs Are Freakishly Good at Preserving Human Remains

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