Faces from the Past: Forgotten People of North America

By DEEM, James M.

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ISBN
978-0-547-37024-8
Publisher
Houghton Harcourt


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5 Up—Beginning with the startling photograph of a partially reconstructed face on the cover, this book effectively brings to life the people of North America forgotten by the history books. Beginning with the oldest existing mummified human remains-a man discovered in Spirit Cave, Nevada, dated to approximately 10,500 years ago-Deem moves forward chronologically to burials belonging to the Monacan tribe of Virginia (1000–1400), a French sailor traveling with La Salle (1686), the forgotten burial of a woman in colonial New York (1742), a rediscovered slave burial ground (1750–1790), and a Mexican sold...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2012

The talented practitioners of historical facial reconstruction draw on their knowledge of history, art, and science to show us what the faces of long-dead humans may have looked like. Working from skulls, sometimes only partially intact, the sculptors carefully build layers of bone, muscle, fat, skin, and hair. Deem explores nine periods in American history and prehistory, recounting the lives and times of ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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