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    On the Tollund Man's head was a pointed leather cap made of eight pieces of sheepskin with the fur side turned inwards. The pieces had been sown together with thread which was probably made of wool. It was thick as button thread, and a needle the size of a small darning needle had been used. Most of the bog bodies originating from the Iron Age are either dressed or the clothes have been placed next to them or over them. In most cases the clothes consist of a cloak made of leather pieces from either a sheep or an ox. Usually it's a matter of two cloaks where one was worn with the fur side turned outwards so it would help keep the rain out. Elling Woman's cloak, recon-
    structed. Big picture We don't know for sure what happened to the Tollund Man's clothes, but it is most likely that clothes simply rotted away. If the clothes had been made of vegetable fibre such as flax and nettle, they would have dissolved in the bog. Besides, why would the Tollund Man be wearing a belt if he wasn't dressed? The Tollund Man might also have been naked when he was placed in the bog, or maybe the people who hung him forgot to bring his clothes on his last journey from the place where he was hung. Another possibility is that the clothes were placed next to him in the grave but have disappeared during the centuries due to peat-digging or other unknown reasons. Only 80 metres from the location where the Tollund Man was found, another bog body had previously been found - Elling Woman . She was wearing a cloak made of pelt and had another piece of pelt wrapped around her hips and legs. Was the Tollund Man a well respected man and
    maybe the father of a family? Extra large picture .
    More illustrations . © Niels Bach Or was he a captured enemy, thrall or criminal?
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    The atoms of carbon can bond together in different ways, termed allotropes of carbon . The best known are graphite , diamond , and amorphous carbon . [18] The physical properties of carbon vary widely with the allotropic form. For example, graphite is opaque and black while diamond is highly transparent . Graphite is soft enough to form a streak on paper (hence its name, from the Greek verb "γράφειν" which means "to write"), while diamond is the hardest naturally occurring material known. Graphite is a good electrical conductor while diamond has a low electrical conductivity . Under normal conditions, diamond, carbon nanotubes , and graphene have the highest thermal conductivities of all known materials . All carbon allotropes are solids under normal conditions, with graphite being the most thermodynamically stable form. They are chemically resistant and require high temperature to react even with oxygen.

    Carbon dating leather

    Carbon dating leather