Once no humans lived on the continent of North America; then they began to journey, the first migrants arriving, perhaps 15,000 or 20,000 years ago. When a skeleton from ago centuries is discovered, scientists want to study it to discover 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.
James M. Deem is the author of numerous books for young readers, including 3 NB of Julian Drew, Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Rediscovery of the Past , and Faces From the Past . Mr. Deem lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona.