Mummies found off the coast of Scotland are Frankenstein-like composites of several corpses, researchers say.
This mixing of remains was perhaps designed to combine different ancestries into a single lineage, archaeologists speculated.
The bodies were first unearthed in 2001 during excavations beneath the foundations of an approximately 3,000-year-old house on South Uist, an island in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.
That’s a good article. Much more there than mixed-up body parts — though I wonder how many people who’ve studied skeletal remains will now start to wonder how many of their own were composites. . . . .