Digging Up Bones

The Excavation, Treatment, and Study of Human Skeletal Remains

Author: Don R. Brothwell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801498756

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 9016

Every year hundreds of human skeletal remains are brought to the surface by engineering works, quarrying or planned archaeological exploration. These remains provide vital clues to unraveling man's antiquity—their position and location, relation to other remains, state of preservation and "medical" condition all provide important information on ancient man and his living environment. Inferences regarding length of life, nutritional standards, diseases and origin of injuries can all be made in bones that are thousands of years old. However, many of these features are open to interpretation and the information gained is only as good as the records and analysis made at that time. The purpose of this book is to describe the many techniques now available for the proper excavation, preparation and analysis of human skeletal remains, so that the most effective use can be made of them. As such it will prove invaluable to both amateur and professional archaeologists, students of anthropology and anatomy, and the layman who has an interest in this ancestors' modus vivendi.

Digging Up Bones

A Birdwell, Texas Mystery

Author: Aimee Gilchrist

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 1943587361

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

View: 3238

From acclaimed author Aimee Gilchrist comes a brand new series set in the most unlikely of places... Helen Harding is a genius at picking losers. Her exes run the gamut from merely lazy to legitimately criminal, making all the stops in between. After her fourth, and absolutely final, fiancé is carted off to prison for making time with the underage honeys, Helen is mortified and desperate to get out of town. The perfect solution seems to be a last minute call to arms from her aunt Penny, a beer swigging chain smoker from backwoods Texas who has three-inch press-on nails, a love of men from truck stops, and a life or death problem...that, unfortunately, ends in death before Helen even has a chance to arrive. Helen believes in atonement—or maybe it's revenge. Either way, she owes it to Penny to find out who ended her life in violence. Much to the annoyance of the local volunteer sheriff, Aodhagan MacFarley—who Helen is most definitely not getting involved with no matter how hot he may look in his fitted suit and polished wingtips. With or without his help, Helen vows to tracks a trail of suspects who may have more than one foul deed to account for. As the days drag on, the nights heat up, and the danger grows closer, if Helen isn't careful, she may just end up six feet under and the latest casualty of Birdwell, Texas! What critics are saying about Aimee's books: "Great characters and witty dialogue. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. I look forward to reading more." —A Cozy Booknook "An awesome, fun and funny read. Highly recommended for mystery readers, cozy readers...chick-lit, humor. Highly recommended!" —Bear Mountain Books "Clever, witty, and heartfelt! I was with Helen every step of the way, and I wish I could visit Birdwell, Texas myself. You know, without the dead bodies and stuff." —Gemma Halliday, New York Times bestselling author

Diggin' Up Bones

A Genealogy Research Guide

Author: Wendy Swanson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781496092960

Category: Reference

Page: 187

View: 6169

This is your guide to genealogy research. How did your ancestors arrive in America; by land migration or across the sea? This book guides you through easy to follow instructions to discover your roots and avoid the pitfalls and dead ends that frustrate and halt even experienced genealogists.What are some of these secrets? Learn how to use the Internet to your advantage and how to pinpoint the information that relates to your ancestors. Learn how to use message boards and how to ask questions that people will be willing to take the time to answer. With a little effort, you can get your family research project started, and soon you'll be the person close and distant relatives come to for information.Included are guides to free research websites, state by state sources, and sites that give you access to passenger manifests, and other historical sources. Oftentimes, when we begin tracing our roots, there are very few living sources of information left to us. We seem to become interested in our own history when we are close to becoming part of it! As the author came to discover, it's never too late to start down the path of tracing your family, and even a novice genealogist can be very successful at tracking down their ancestors.

Diggin' Up Bones

Author: Charles Edwin Price

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 9781570720482

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 9437

Sure to rattle nerves on dark and spooky nights, this collection of Tennessee ghost tales features stories based on actual reported events as well as those that sprung purely from the author's vivid imagination. For those who want to experience a touch of the unknown, these tales will deliver with chilling results.

Digging Up the Bones--: Microbiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781884084010

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 6501

A must for all medical & graduate students. Comprehensive review of the basic sciences of pharmacology, microbiology, pathology & biochemistry. Used as a companion texts for review of major concepts covered on examinations. A compilation of necessary facts organized in a clear format with several tables for quick access of the main principles, drugs & diseases. Conveniently sized for easy carrying & reference. Unlike question & answer books, this new review series contains facts at a glance, for strategic review for course exams & U.S. Medical Licensing Exam Step I. First four volumes of the series are available: 1-884084-00-1, Volume 1: Pharmacology; 1-8804084-01-X, Volume 2: Microbiology; 1-884084-02-8, Volume 3: Pathology; 1-884084-04-4, Volume 4: Biochemistry. To order call: Baker & Taylor, Quality Books, 1-800-MED-BOOK; Matthews Medical Books, 1-800-458-9077; J.A. Majors Company or Michaelis Medical Publishing Corp., (708) 850-9081.

Digging Up Bones! Famous Archaeology Discoveries - Archaeology for Kids - Children's Archaeology Books

Author: Pfiffikus

Publisher: Pfiffikus

ISBN: 9781683775850


Page: N.A

View: 2529

Get your shovel and let's dig up bones! This awesome archaeology book is a must-have for little scientists. The use of pictures and texts in this book encourage reading and understanding. There will definitely be important lessons that your child can take away from this educational resource. Grab a copy now!

Digging Up Bones

A Lonnie Briggs Mystery

Author: Marianna Rich

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781424171538

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 6072

Professional genealogist Lonnie Briggs, the great-granddaughter of a legendary evangelist, is blessed with a quiet life on sixty acres near the tiny North Carolina town where she grew up. Lonnie is a loner who prefers the company of her dogs or digging around an old graveyard to spending time with most of the people she knows. It is against her better judgement that she allows herself to be convinced by her high school sweetheart to search for the child that his dying wife gave up for adoption at birth. Almost immediately, Lonnie uncovers secrets she would rather not have known and is led into an emotional minefield she would definitely have preferred to avoid. When the missing child, now a young woman, is murdered, Lonnieas old flame is suspected of committing the deed. Lonnieas involvement in the investigation becomes a matter of life and death, placing her directly in the murdereras path and culminating in an outcome no one believed possible.

Wer die Toten stört

Sarah Booth Delaneys erster Fall

Author: Carolyn Haines


ISBN: 3732556425

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

View: 6573

Ein Wohlfühl-Krimi mit Geist und Humor Sarah Booth Delaney ist eine unkonventionelle Südstaaten-Schönheit mit einem Problem: Ledig, über 30 und ohne Arbeit, steht sie kurz davor, den angestammten Familiensitz zu verlieren. Obendrein wird sie vom Geist des Kindermädchens ihrer Ururgroßmutter heimgesucht, der sie mit Freude immer wieder auf ihre bedauernswerte Lage hinweist. Aus Zufall und der Not heraus wird Sarah Privatdetektivin - und schlittert gleich in einen handfesten Mordfall: Hamilton Garrett V. kehrt nach über zwanzig Jahren zurück nach Zinnia, Mississippi. Als Kind soll er in der Kleinstadt seine Mutter getötet haben. Was ist dran an dem Gerücht? Und ist es vernünftig, dass Sarah sich in den mutmaßlichen Mörder verliebt? Bald wird sie selbst zur Verdächtigen - und stellt fest: Wer die Toten stört, steht sehr schnell mit einem Fuß im Grabe ... Dieser spannende Kriminalroman bildet den Auftakt der Cosy-Crime-Reihe um die sympathische Privatermittlerin Sarah Booth Delaney - für alle Fans von Tante Dimity, M. C. Beaton und Cherringham. Band 2: "Kein Friede seiner Asche". eBooks von beTHRILLED - mörderisch gute Unterhaltung.

The Archaeology of Human Bones

Author: Simon Mays

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136971785

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 4794

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Die Sonne im Gesicht

Author: Deborah Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783702658229


Page: 368

View: 709


Dinosaur Dig (ENHANCED eBook)

Author: Dana McMillan

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429112409


Page: 32

View: 634

Charts, time lines, diagrams, models they make themselves, dramatized stories, maps and much more will help students discover what dinosaurs looked like, what they ate and when and where they lived. They'll also learn about dinosaur hunters (paleontologists) and what they do, including some impressive discoveries of famous dinosaur hunters who lived many years ago.

Justins Heimkehr


Author: Bret Anthony Johnston

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406697437

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 5493

Mit psychologischem Feingefühl und sehr spannend erzählt Bret Anthony Johnston in seinem Debütroman von einer Familie unter Schock. Vor vier Jahren ist Justin Campbell, damals 12 Jahre alt, entführt worden. Seine Eltern und sein Bruder, die nie aufgehört hatten, nach ihm zu suchen, haben unterschiedliche Wege gefunden, mit diesem Erlebnis umzugehen. Wege, die die Familie eher auseinanderdriften lassen. Da wird Justin wie durch ein Wunder ganz in der Nähe entdeckt und seinem Entführer entwunden – der inzwischen 16jährige kehrt in die Familie zurück. Aber ist der Wiedergefundene nicht doch verloren? Und was geschieht mit dem Täter, der vor Gericht gestellt wird und auf „nicht schuldig“ plädieren will? Bret Anthony Johnston zeigt sich in diesem Roman als hoch begabter, raffinierter und kluger Erzähler, der glaubwürdige und faszinierende Charaktere zeichnen kann und ohne Effekthascherei ins Herz der Dinge vorstößt.