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A Note to the Reader from Author Sally M. Walker
Written in Bone Timeline
About author Sally M. Walker
About Carolrhoda Books and Lerner Publishing Group
About the Smithsonian Exhibit: "Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake"
About the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award
About the ALA Notable Children's Book List
About the Obrbis Pictus Award
About the 2010 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
Watch "Written in Bone: Life and Death in Colonial Chesapeake" Video on YouTube
The History Channel: Save Our History
"Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake" Opens Feb. 7 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
"School Library Journal: Conversations With Dead People"
America in 1607: Jamestown and the Powhatan
Historic St. Mary's City
APVA Preservation Virginia
History is Fun: Jamestown Settlement
"Readers will be enticed by both the scientific detective work and by the tantalizing mysteries that remain."
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?
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