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Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2000
Pages: 191
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 752271660

Product Code: 756774705

Hugh Miller (au); Dan Chambers (fr). Investigates five historical mysteries, where the answers lie in human remains. Using DNA testing, & other state-of-the-art forensic methods, archaeologists are able to confirm, or disprove, prevailing historical thought. Cases include: the Viking settlers in Greenland, who disappeared quickly; the Anasazi in the Amer. SW, who may have been victims of cannibalism; a Yorkshire monastery where a victim was shown to have syphilis, before Columbusís expedition supposedly brought it back from America; a girl who had been accused of being possessed as a witch in Salem, MA, who may have had hallucinations caused by ergot in the bread; & skeletons found near the the battle of Towton, who perhaps were fleeing Lancastrians. Illustrated.

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