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The Resource Written in Bone

Written in Bone

Label
Written in Bone
Title
Written in Bone
Statement of responsibility
Sally M. Walker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.A corresponding exhibit, also called Written in Bone, opens at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in February 2009
Summary
Takes readers through the process of investigating human remains found at colonial-era sites to reveal causes of death, match remains with the names on the historical records, and determine the skeletons' gender, age at death, nationality, and even economic standing
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2010
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2009.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
614.17
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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1140
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 6
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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buried lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland
Label
Written in Bone
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ac13921-25cb-412a-9713-2b9695899703
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780761381075
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Written in Bone
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ac13921-25cb-412a-9713-2b9695899703
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780761381075
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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