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What Caused Lindow Mans Death Lindow Mans death was caused by ritual sacrifice The state in which he was found and the injuries he sustained all indicate that this was more than just a victim of random murder but rather a sacrificial victim What exactly happened to Lindow Man is unknown but his injuries provide evidence to recreate what possibly happened during Lindow Mans last moments Close visual examination provided obvious clues that Lindow Man had been murdered First he had been hit twice on the crown of his head with a blunt object he had also been struck once at the base of his skull Second he had been strangled Around Lindow Mans neck was a small rope that had been twisted tightly closing off his windpipe and breaking two of the vertebrae in his neck Finally a gash at the throat which may indicate that his throat was cut Though it was possible that this injury occurred post mortem if his throat was cut it was probably done to drain his body of blood Other interesting details were discovered by looking at Lindow Mans hair and beard It was surprising that he had a beard since no other male bodies had been found with a beard in that particular time period this was clearly not common at the time he lived It was also apparent that someone had trimmed Lindow Mans hair with scissors two or three days before his death Although scissors existed in England at the time they would have been uncommon most likely reserved for the aristocratic members of society This indicates the possibility that Lindow Man was someone fairly important in society Another feature was that his fingernails appeared well-manicured and cared for This could also indicate that he was an important member of society who was exempt from manual labour Unfortunately Lindow Man was naked except for an arm band made of fox fur and the
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