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Peter Glob : biography

20 February, 1911 - 20 July, 1985

Peter Vilhelm Glob (February 20, 1911 – July 20, 1985), also P.V. Glob, was a Danish archaeologist who worked as the Director General of Museums and Antiquities of the state of Denmark and was also the Director of the National Museum in Copenhagen.

Glob was most noted for his investigations of Denmark's bog bodies such as Tollund Man and Grauballe Man -- mummified remains of Iron and Bronze Age people found preserved within peat bogs. His anthropological works include The Bog People: Iron Age Man Preserved; Denmark: An Archaeological History from the Stone Age to the Vikings; and Mound People: Danish Bronze-Age Man Preserved.

He was co-founder of the Scandinavian Institute of Comparative Vandalism. Glob was the son of the Danish painter Johannes Glob and the father of the Danish ceramic artist Lotte Glob. His most famous investigation was that of the Tollund Man.

Select bibliography

  • Mosefolket Fernalderens Mennesker bevaret i 2000 Ar, Gyldendal, 1965
    • The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved, translated from the Danish by Rupert Bruce-Mitford. Faber and Faber, 1969 (originally published in 1965 as Mosefolket Fernalderens Mennesker bevaret i 2000 År), 304 pg. (New York Review Books, 2004).
  • Denmark: An Archaeological History from the Stone Age to the Vikings, Cornell University Press, 1971, 351 pg, ISBN 0-8014-0641-2
  • Danish Prehistoric Monuments, Faber and Faber, 1971, 351, ISBN 0-571-08782-5

The two previous book editions derive from the same original book written in Danish: Danske Oltidsminder, best translated as Memorials of Ancient Denmark. See American Anthropologist, Volume 75, Issue 6, page 1940.

  • Mound People: Danish Bronze-Age Man Preserved , Cornell University Press, 1974, 184 pg, ISBN 978-0-8014-0800-7
  • Danefæ. Til Hendes Majestaet Dronning Margrethe II, 16 April 1980.

Category:1911 births Category:1985 deaths Category:Danish archaeologists

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