Parents' Guide to

Bone Detectives

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Docu about human death has violent moments.

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It's apparent that Moore views the deceased not just as relics but as human beings who once lived and belonged to an ancient community. Using his archeological experience and modern technology like X-rays, he attempts to explain who these individuals were and how they died. His work opens the door for others to learn more about these people and the society they came from.

All of that is quite interesting, but the show includes some awkwardly staged exchanges between Moore and various experts, as well as graphic re-enactments of the possible ways these ancient people may have died. Some of these images are extremely violent (for example, one scene shows a victim being stabbed in the forehead). While these scenes end quickly and don't show blood or gaping wounds, they make the show pretty iffy for younger viewers.

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