Submitted by lluncheon on Tue, 2012-12-04 14:11
Sally M. Walker followed forensic anthropologists, scientists and others as they uncovered gravesites in Jamestown and colonial Maryland to learn about their lives from what is Written In Bone (Carolrhoda, $22.95).Looking at the skull of an apprentice that had been discarded in a household trash pile, the scientists can tell that the apprentice had a raging toothache before he died. Other skeletons reveal (mal)nutrition, diseases, and injuries. This book contains insights into the scientific process and offers a compelling look at colonial America. Ages 10-14.