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Written in Bone: The Secret in the Cellar
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Forensic scientists are recovering buried clues of the lives of early colonists and discovering the stories written in their bones. Using graphics, photos, and online activities, this Webcomic unravels a mystery of historical and scientific importance about the life of a recently discovered 17th century human body along the James River on the Chesapeake Bay. Students can analyze artifacts and examine the skeleton for the tell-tale forensic clues that bring the deceased to life and establish the cause of death. Teacher resources are included. Note: Turn off pop-up blocker to successfully experience all site features.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Anthropology
Archaeology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Smithsonian Institution
Provider Set:
Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
Individual Authors
Date Added:
08/10/2011