Every Bone Tells a Story by Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw

4 star

Anthropology, Archaeology, Ancient Culture, Scientists

This book covers four major finds in archaeology: Turkana Boy, Lapedo Child, Kennewick Man, and Iceman, and each section is broken down into discovery, deductions, and debates.  Each section starts as if it is a story, making it readable; the tone is scientific but explanatory.  The parts that touch on the angry debates of scientists are amusing, but the book advocates neutrality in the hope that future scientists will find the correct answers.  Few pictures scatter the text, enough to give an idea of the remains, but more pictures of the dig sites and the bones themselves would have been interesting. It was incredible to see all of the details of a person’s life that science could discover, even after millennia had passed.

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