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Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland

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 Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 9.0
  • Dewey: 614'.17



“. . .those intrigued by forensics and history will find [Written in Bone] absolutely fascinating.” —Booklist


Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will be enticed by both the scientific detective work and by the tantalizing mysteries that remain.” —Kirkus Reviews


School Library Journal

“Written in Bone casts a magnifying glass on the hardships and realities of colonial life so often romanticized in American lore.” —School Library Journal