NOVA: The Perfect Corpse Series

Lectures curated around NOVA: The Perfect Corpse, which follows forensic scientists and local police authorities investigating two mysterious murder cases.

In this morbidly fascinating new documentary, police unearth stunning evidence of brutal, ritualistic killings, and quickly realize they are the wrong people to solve these crimes. Archeologists step in and soon find evidence pointing to violent deaths in the prehistoric Iron Age, over 2,000 years ago. NOVA probes how these people lived and why they died. This will be no ordinary investigation, because this is no ordinary ground. Found by accident in waterlogged Irish peat bogs, the corpses are almost perfectly preserved. Although the ancient perpetrators are now well beyond the reach of the law, the bog bodies will yield fascinating secrets if modern science asks the right questions.

Lectures curated around NOVA: The Perfect Corpse, which follows forensic scientists and local police authorities investigating two mysterious murder cases.

In this morbidly fascinating new documentary, police unearth stunning evidence of brutal, ritualistic killings, and quickly realize they are the wrong people to solve these crimes. Archeologists step in and soon find evidence pointing to violent deaths in the prehistoric Iron Age, over 2,000 years ago. NOVA probes how these people lived and why they died. This will be no ordinary investigation, because this is no ordinary ground. Found by accident in waterlogged Irish peat bogs, the corpses are almost perfectly preserved. Although the ancient perpetrators are now well beyond the reach of the law, the bog bodies will yield fascinating secrets if modern science asks the right questions.