Written in Bones: How Human Remains Unlock the Secrets of the Dead
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Written in Bones: How Human Remains Unlock the Secrets of the Dead

by Paul Bahn
     
 

When the bones of two boys were found during restoration work at the Tower of London in 1674, forensics helped determine that they were indeed the sons of Edward IV who had disappeared nearly 200 years earlier. This book offers 36 such case studies from international experts using forensic archaeology to reveal ancient religious sacrifices, burial practices, and… See more details below

Overview

When the bones of two boys were found during restoration work at the Tower of London in 1674, forensics helped determine that they were indeed the sons of Edward IV who had disappeared nearly 200 years earlier. This book offers 36 such case studies from international experts using forensic archaeology to reveal ancient religious sacrifices, burial practices, and murders of people and civilizations. Bahn (author of numerous books on archaeology) edits for general readers, covers topics including who or what killed Tutankhamen; sacrifices at Huaca de la Luna; and Kennewick man. The studies are illustrated with some 250 color and black-and-white photos. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552976593
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Chapter 1A Way of Life9
Chapter 2Natural Deaths45
Chapter 3Deliberate Deaths83
Chapter 4Burials135
Chapter 5Mummies and Mummification165
Index186
Bibliography188
Picture Credits191
Contributors192

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