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These videos from the Written in Bone exhibition examine history through 17th-century bone biographies, including those of colonists teetering on the edge of survival at Jamestown, Virginia, and those living in the wealthy and well-established settlement of St. Mary’s City, Maryland.

The forensic investigation of human skeletons provides intriguing information on people and events of America's past. No other inanimate objects make us feel the same passionate curiosity as the remains of once-living, breathing individuals like us. And nothing else can answer our questions in quite the same ways.

Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History

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These videos from the Written in Bone exhibition examine history through 17th-century bone biographies, including those of colonists teetering on the edge of survival at Jamestown, Virginia, and those living in the wealthy and well-established settlement of St. Mary’s City, Maryland.

The forensic investigation of human skeletons provides intriguing information on people and events of America's past. No other inanimate objects make us feel the same passionate curiosity as the remains of once-living, breathing individuals like us. And nothing else can answer our questions in quite the same ways.

    • video
    Burial Excavations

    Burial Excavations

    Watch real excavations performed by forensic anthropologists and see what they discover.

    • 2 min
    • video
    Finding Remains

    Finding Remains

    Go along as Smithsonian forensic anthropologists unearth an unusual discovery from colonial Maryland.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Skeletal Growth

    Skeletal Growth

    Before you can read the remains, unearth the evidence, or make discoveries about the 17th-century Chesapeake, you'll need to learn about how bones in the human body change over a person's lifetime.

    • 1 min.
    • video
    Reading the Remains

    Reading the Remains

    Forensic anthropologists at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C. use modern tools such as CT scans, a mass spectrometer, a scanning electron microscope, and DNA analysis to help determine the life and death of a person lost to history.

    • 3 min

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