Sally M. Walker's "Written In Bone:  Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland" provides a strong, compelling picture of the value of forensic archeology, written in an appealing and engaging manner.  Walker makes good use of photographs and illustrations to explain how archeologists do their work.  Her analysis goes far to make the case for why such studies matter.

Walker builds her analysis around three central questions that she asks of the archeological remains that she discusses:
  1. Wh...

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