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Faces from the Past

Forgotten People Of North America

By James M Deem

Once, no humans lived on the continent of North America; then they began to journey, the first migrants arriving perhaps 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.
 
When a skeleton from long-ago centuries is discovered, scientists want to study it for information about the person’s life and death, about her or his time and place in history. Sometimes artists are asked to reconstruct faces from the past using copies of their skulls. Then these nameless, unknown people can be "brought back to life"--remembered, and honored.

Now, when their skeletons are discovered, their stories can be told.

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9780547370248


Format: Book
Author: Deem, James M
Summary: Combining sensitivity and solid scientific style, Deem reveals the history of the science of facial reconstruction, as well as the forgotten lives and the faces of the dead, to contemporary generations so that at last their stories can be told.
Title: Faces from the past : forgotten people of North America / by James M. Deem.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012.
Subject: Forensic anthropology -- North America -- Teen literature. Human remains (Archaeology) -- North America -- Teen literature. Radiocarbon dating -- North America -- Teen literature. Facial reconstruction (Anthropology) -- North America -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 9780547370248 0547370245
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Call Number: TNF 599.9 Dee
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Bib Id: 419859

Format: Book
Author: Deem, James M.
Summary: Combining sensitivity and solid scientific style, Deem reveals the history of the science of facial reconstruction, as well as the forgotten lives and the faces of the dead, to contemporary generations so that at last their stories can be told.
Title: Faces from the past : forgotten people of North America / by James M. Deem.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012.
Description: 154 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Forensic anthropology -- North America -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Human remains (Archaeology) -- North America -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Radiocarbon dating -- North America -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Facial reconstruction (Anthropology) -- North America -- Teen literature.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 150) and index.
Contents: Introduction -- The man from Spirit Cave -- Making faces from the past -- Forgotten people of North America -- Amoroleck's ancestors (circa 1000-1400) -- A stranded sailor from France (1686) -- Pearl from Colonial New York (1742) -- The forgotten burying ground at Schuyler Flatts (circa 1750-1790) -- A Mexican soldier from San Jacinto (1836) -- The people of the almshouse cemetery (1826-1926) -- Thomas Smith, buffalo soldier (1865) -- Six Chinese miners from Wyoming (circa 1881) -- Afterword.
LCCN: 2012006819
ISBN: 9780547370248
ISBN: 0547370245
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Available Copies: 3
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Call Number: TNF 599.9 Dee