Written in Bone

Written in Bone

Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

eBook - 2011
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Sally M. Walker works alongside scientists as they excavate colonial-era graves and examine fragile 400-year-old skeletons. See what they can determine about these early Americans-a ship's captain, an indentured servant, and others-from studying their bones.
Publisher: [United States] :, Lerner Publishing Group :, 2011.
ISBN: 9780761381075
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Jan 03, 2016

I'm not sure how readable this is for a smaller kid but if they are interested in forensics, this may be the book for them. Well illustrated and straightforward, it covers this dig in a simple but effective manner. There are a couple of "soft" spots where the author is a little mealy-mouthed - slavery, for one, and Native peoples, for another - but he's not entirely off base. I would definitely let the kids have a go then discuss it with them.

Forensic anthropologists use state-of-the-art methods to look at the bodies of people who lived in the 1600s and 1700s, trying to find out who they were, how they lived—and how they died. Illus. with photos.

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