Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist

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Crown/Archetype, Sep 1, 2010 - Social Science - 304 pages
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From a skeleton, a skull, a mere fragment of burnt thighbone, prominent forensic anthropologist Dr. William Maples can deduce the age, gender, and ethnicity of a murder victim, the manner in which the person was dispatched, and, ultimately, the identity of the killer.  In Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Dr. Maples revisits his strangest, most interesting, and most horrific investigations, from the baffling cases of conquistador Francisco Pizarro and Vietnam MIAs to the mysterious deaths of President Zachary Taylor and the family of Czar Nicholas II.


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Contents

Every Day Is Halloween I
1
Talkative Skulls
20
The Enfolding Earth
46
Flotsam and Jetsam
61
When the Sickness Is Your Soul
75
Outpacing the Fiend
90
Unnatural Nature
104
A Sunless Place
117
Flames and Urns
134
Death in 10000 Fragments
149
Lost Legions
187
The Misplaced Conquistador
207
Arsenic and Old Rough and Ready
223
The Tsar of All the Russias
238
13
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Until his death in February 1997, Dr. William R. Maples was distinguished service professor and curator-in-charge of the C. A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. He was president of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A scholarship fund has been established in his honor. After his death, his students painted a large tribute on a memorial wall at the University of Florida, saying simply: “We have stood on the shoulders of a giant.”
 
Michael Browning was East Asia correspondent for Knight-Ridder Newspapers from 1983–1992. After that, he lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and worked for the Palm Beach Post. 


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