Thirteen Bones

Thirteen Bones

by Tom King

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ISBN-13: 9781608441853
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Tom King is an archaeologist, consultant, teacher and writer, who has worked since the late 1980s with The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery's (TIGHAR's) Amelia Earhart project - doing archaeological research on Nikumaroro, the island where colonists in 1940 found thirteen human bones that may well have been Earhart's. His co-authored 2004 non-fiction book, Amelia Earhart's Shoes, recounts TIGHAR's adventures on the island. In Thirteen Bones, King tells the story of the 1940 discovery as it might have seemed to the Tunguru colonists, weaving the tale around facts revealed by TIGHAR's historical and archaeological research.

King is well known in the United States and internationally as an expert in cultural or heritage resource management - trying to find ways for the modern world and the places and things we value as parts of our culture to exist in productive harmony. He has authored seven textbooks through Left Coast Press ( and Altamira Press (, and scores of journal articles, popular articles, and internet offerings on heritage topics. He has done archaeological research in California and the Micronesian islands, and helped establish historic preservation systems in the island governments of Micronesia. He has worked in various agencies of the U.S. government, been a litigant and expert witness in heritage-related lawsuits, and worked extensively as a consultant and educator. He teaches short classes about historic preservation project review, traditional cultural places, and consultation with indigenous communities; he also lectures around the country on TIGHAR's research.

King lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife, anthropologist Pat Parker, and writes a blog at He welcomes email at .

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RickRJ More than 1 year ago
A most enjoyable read! Dr. King masterfully "connected the dots" of historical and archaeological research into a most plausible scenario. The reader will feel the heartbeat, tears and humor of each character. Especially, enjoyable was the rendezvous of the ships Nimanoa and Viti, and the perspective which the discussion aboard ship gave of that period. "Karaka", (native name for Gallagher) of course, has always been a special soul, and was poignantly captured in "Thirteen Bones". King's depiction Keaki and Baiteke were most heart-warming and amusing with a little of that "Stand by Me" feeling.