Written in Bone: Body in the Basement

ID: SIA Acc. 16-150 [SIA16-150_D00047]

Creator: Clark, Chip

Form/Genre: Born digital

Date: 2008

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 16-150, Image No. SIA16-150_D00047

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Summary

G-0002 18AN828-LeavyNeck-1 Jane Cox excavating the Leavy Neck skeleton, a 15 to 17 year old male found in a cellar. The skeletal remains and artifacts were excavated in 2001 as part of the Anne Arundel County's Lost Towns Project (Maryland). The hidden circumstances of his burial and evidence in his bones suggest he was an indentured servant, was abused, and suffered a wrongful death. Specimen from Anne Arundel County's Lost Towns Project.

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  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Anthropology
  • Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th-Century Chesapeake (Exhibition) (2009-2014: Washington, D.C.)

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This image was for Dr. Douglas Owsley's exhibit "Written in Bone." "Written in Bone" was a popular exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History that ran from February 7, 2009 to January 6, 2014. The exhibit examined history through forensic anthropological investigations of 17th-century human skeletal remains including those of colonists teetering on the edge of survival at Jamestown, Virginia; those living in the wealthy and well-established settlement of St. Mary's City, Maryland; and farmers located in Leavy Neck in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Original filename: G-0002-_18AN828_37.tif

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. No. 16-150, Image No. SIA16-150_D00047

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 2008
  • June 17, 2008

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  • Forensic anthropology
  • Physical anthropology

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Born digital

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SIA Acc. 16-150 [SIA16-150_D00047]

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