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
  • Copyright: 2009


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


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


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