Written in Bone

Written in Bone
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Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
Total Pages : 144
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ISBN-10 : 9781467737319
ISBN-13 : 1467737313
Rating : 4/5 (313 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Written in Bone by : Sally M. Walker

Download or read book Written in Bone written by Sally M. Walker and published by Carolrhoda Books ®. This book was released on 2013-11-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bright white teeth. Straight leg bones. Awkwardly contorted arm bones. On a hot summer day in 2005, Dr. Douglas Owsley of the Smithsonian Institution peered into an excavated grave, carefully examining the fragile skeleton that had been buried there for four hundred years. "He was about fifteen years old when he died. And he was European," Owsley concluded. But how did he know? Just as forensic scientists use their knowledge of human remains to help solve crimes, they use similar skills to solve the mysteries of the long-ago past. Join author Sally M. Walker as she works alongside the scientists investigating colonial-era graves near Jamestown, Virginia, as well as other sites in Maryland. As you follow their investigations, she'll introduce you to what scientists believe are the lives of a teenage boy, a ship's captain, an indentured servant, a colonial official and his family, and an enslaved African girl. All are reaching beyond the grave to tell us their stories, which are written in bone.

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