Oldest bog body
Koelbjerg Man, Koelbjerg Woman
10,000 year(s)
Denmark ()

The so-called "Koelbjerg Man" was discovered in 1941 in a peat bog near Odense in Denmark. Only the skull and a few bones were found, rather than a complete skeleton. Carbon dating suggests that he died around 8000 BC, during the time of the Maglemosian Culture in Northern Europe. At the time of his death, he was about 25 years old. The remains exhibit no signs of violence and it is possible that he simply drowned.

Initially, it was thought that the remains were of a woman. However, new DNA testing in 2016 revealed that the "Koelbjerg Woman" was, in fact, the "Koelbjerg Man".