By Lois Miner Huey

In heritage category, you've studied those that lived in the past. yet are you aware simply how gross lifestyle was once within the usa round the time of the yankee Revolution?

humans hardly bathed.

They didn't wash such a lot in their outfits regularly.

Their tooth have been rotting.

Bedbugs feasted on humans as they slept.

Lice crawled via their hair (and their wigs) day and night.

able to step out for a breath of unpolluted air? good, glance out, as the streets have been packed with poop. Don't think it? Hop in a time desktop and trip again to June 1770 within the pages of this book!

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Com (background). com/Adam Korzekwa (square frame). A. WAS LIFE BACK IN EARLY WHAT AMERICA REALLY LIKE? Let’s take a look at some of the gross things from the past—including smells, bugs, diseases, clothing, and hair. These alone will make you realize . . you couldn’t stand to be there.

35; © Everett Collection/SuperStock, p. 36; © Ted Streshinsky/CORBIS, p.  38; © Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images, p. 39; © Hulton Archive/Getty Images, p. 40 (left); © CNRI/Science Source, p. 41. com (background). com (background). Main body text set in Charter ITC Std Regular 13/18. Typeface provided by International Typeface Corporation. 48 LOIS MINER HUEY is an archaeologist for the state of New York. She also writes nonfiction articles and books for kids, focusing on history and archaeology. Huey’s work taking part in digs at historic sites has shown her firsthand just how icky living conditions were long ago.

Learn about the history and science of all things gross in this engrossing read. Davies, Nicola. What’s Eating You? Parasites—The Inside Story. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick, 2009. Parasites are everywhere. ) and how their hosts respond. Kalman, Bobbie. 18th Century Clothing. , 1993. Take a closer look at the many layers of clothes children and adults in America wore in the 1700s. Masoff, Joy. Oh, Yikes! History’s Grossest Moments. New York: Workman Publishing Company, 2006. Pick up this handy encyclopedia to learn about history’s grossest moments, complete with photos, illustrations, and hands-on activities.

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