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Archaeology more than forensics, but still great
on May 9, 2016
While most of the novel is archaeological more than forensics, it is still an intriguing read. After a man is murdered in his warehouse, and ancient bones resurfce in Montreal, Dr. Temperance Brennan travels to PAelstine and Israel to return the bones. There, she finds herself amidst intrigue: an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect who see any archaeological investigation of bones as desecration, archaeologists wanting the credit for the discovery for themselves, tensions over the religious identity of the deceased, and what it might mean in terms of the site where they were found. Some interesting insight into the various unseen factors influencing digs and discoveries in what many see as a dusty discipline.