Talk:The Bog People

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:The Bog People/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Seabuckthorn (talk · contribs) 18:52, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Nominator: Midnightblueowl (talk)Reply[reply]

Hi! My review for this article will be here shortly. SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  18:52, 17 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


1: Well-written

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    • The lead section should briefly summarize the most important points covered in an article in such a way that it can stand on its own as a concise version of the article. Significant information should not appear in the lead if it is not covered in the body.
    • The following information in the lead does not appear in the body: "First published in 1965 by Gyldendal under the Danish title of Mosefolket: Jernalderens Mennersker bevaret i 2000 År, it was translated into English by the English archaeologist Rupert Bruce-Mitford and published by Faber and Faber in 1969. In 1966 it was translated into German by Thyra Dohrenburg and published by Winkler Werlag Munich under the title Die Schläfer im Moor (English: The Sleepers in the Bog)."
    • Check for Provide an accessible overview (MOS:INTRO):  Done
      • Major Point 1: Synopsis "The Bog People is divided into six chapters. The first is devoted to Tollund Man, and the second to Grauballe Man, two of the best known Iron Age bog bodies to have been discovered in Jutland, Denmark. The third and fourth chapters are devoted to the wider context of bog bodies first in Denmark and then in other parts of Europe. The final two chapters are devoted to a wider exposition of life and death in Iron Age Denmark." (summarised well in the lead) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 2: Reception "Glob's book received positive reviews from both Barry Cunliffe in Nature and Ralph M. Rowlett in American Anthropologist. They praised Glob's arguments as well as his writing style and use of illustrations, alongside Bruce-Mitford's translation. In subsequent decades, it has received both praise and criticism from specialists in the field, who have lauded the publicity which it brought to the subject, but rejected many of Glob's conclusions as being based on insufficient evidence." (summarised well in the lead) Face-smile.svg
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      • Major Point 1: Synopsis "The Bog People is divided into six chapters. The first is devoted to Tollund Man, and the second to Grauballe Man, two of the best known Iron Age bog bodies to have been discovered in Jutland, Denmark. The third and fourth chapters are devoted to the wider context of bog bodies first in Denmark and then in other parts of Europe. The final two chapters are devoted to a wider exposition of life and death in Iron Age Denmark." (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body) Face-smile.svg
      • Major Point 2: Reception "Glob's book received positive reviews from both Barry Cunliffe in Nature and Ralph M. Rowlett in American Anthropologist. They praised Glob's arguments as well as his writing style and use of illustrations, alongside Bruce-Mitford's translation. In subsequent decades, it has received both praise and criticism from specialists in the field, who have lauded the publicity which it brought to the subject, but rejected many of Glob's conclusions as being based on insufficient evidence." (the lead gives due weight as is given in the body) Face-smile.svg
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        • The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved is an archaeological study of the bog bodies of Northern Europe written by the Danish archaeologist P.V. Glob.
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2: Verifiable with no original research

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3: Broad in its coverage

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4: Neutral

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5: Stable: No edit wars, etc: Yes

6: Images  Done (NFC with a valid FUR) & (PD)

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6: Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:  Done

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Midnightblueowl, I'm glad to see your work here. I do have some insights based on the above checklist that I think will improve the article:

  • I think the lead needs to be fixed.

Besides that, I think the article looks excellent. All the best, SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  23:04, 18 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the review Seabuckthorn; however I haven't made the suggested change, because I am unsure where in the current structure of the page the information on English and German translations could be placed. I could create a section all of its own, but then that might be deemed too short... Would you happen to have any advice ? . Midnightblueowl (talk) 20:11, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, Midnightblueowl, very much for your diligence, care and precision in writing such great articles. I confess I'm not quite sure myself. I guess we should leave it as it is. That's the best advice I can give. SFriendly.svg --Seabuckthorn  22:45, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Promoting the article to GA status. SCongratulate.svg --Seabuckthorn  22:45, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Much appreciated, Seabuckthorn ! Midnightblueowl (talk) 22:59, 20 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]