"This book represents a unique and valuable contribution to public scientific education, to bridging the gaps in our society between 'science' and 'history', and most importantly, to illustrating just how fully the dead can tell the stories of their lives to us, the living."--Mary Lucas Powell, University of Kentucky "If my ancient Greek ancestors, who defined the skeleton as 'withered' or 'dried up,' had read Clark Spencer Larsen'sSkeletons in Our Closet, they would surely have reconsidered their description of the term. Larsen brings the bones of all our ancestors to life. His interpretation of bioarchaeology provides one of the best treatments of this important topic."--George Armelagos, Emory University "Larsen uses easy-to-read language to examine how a bioarchaeologist goes about the business of sifting clues to the past from human skeletons--literally, the business of making the long dead tell us something about what life was like in the past."--M.J. O'Brien, University of MichiganLarsen, Clark S. is the author of 'Skeletons in Our Closet Revealing Our Past Through Bioarchaeology', published 2002 under ISBN 9780691092843 and ISBN 0691092842.