Written in Bone - Sally M. Walker

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.