Body In The Basement
While on a dig, “The Lost Towns of Anne Arundel County” Project unearthed a rather surprising discovery.
Since 1991, this group of anthropologists has been studying a 17th-century settlement in Maryland that became the modern capital of Annapolis.
While excavating a dwelling, the team uncovered a grizzly mystery: a skeleton in the basement!
Was this an executed POW from an English Civil War battle deposited in the cellar of the house?
Or maybe the body of a young man, murdered for his inheritance?
With the expertise of the Lost Towns Team and a Smithsonian forensic anthropologist, the History Detectives set out to determine the identity of the skeleton and find out why it was buried in the basement.
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