Bodies from the Bog

Bodies from the Bog. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Houghton Mifflin paperback edition, 2003.

Illustrated in color and black-and-white with 39 photographs, many of them rare. For ages 8 to adult. Published by Houghton Mifflin.

Schedule a School Visit with James M Deem


I have presented the subject of bog bodies to thousands of children at all ages, both in the United States and internationally.

During my presentation, I define what a bog is, explain its "birth" and development, and discuss how and why early European people placed objects and bodies in bogs (and other watery places).

I show about 50 images, including many rare images that I discovered during my research for Bodies from the Bog.


A presentation on bog bodies at the International School of Geneva

Speaking to the 5th and 6th grade at Charlotte Country Day School (NC) about Lindow Man, a 2000-year-old bog body found in northern England

Introducing bog bodies a the International School of Paris



To arrange a school visit, please contact James M. Deem.