Category Archives: human identification

Forensics: “Autopsy of a bitemark case” convicting an innocent man. @theNAME1966

Of course the 2 dentists are ABFO members. csidds.com/2015/08/19/the-case-of-the-recaptured-bitemark-showing-how-judges-get-bamboozled/

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Forensics: Anthro calling BS on ICE using dental xrays to put immigrant kids into adult detention. @theNAME1966

These US dentists are trained to do this by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. They mislead the courts and care less about ICE using their “conclusions.” medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-immigration-agents-x-raying-migrants-age.html

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Forensics: A note to @theNAME1966 and @The_AAFS

In the US there are only 81 ABFO forensic dentists. Many are retiring or inactive. For @theNAME1966 to require its certified medical examiner offices to ONLY affiliate ABFO dentists is a serious mistake and not supported by past practices in … Continue reading

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Forensics: This should include ME/Coroner offices. Craft an African American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

Universities and museums must catalogue the remains of Black Americans in their collections, and pause research pending consultation with descendant communities. — Read on http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01320-4

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Forensic anthropologist helps police investigate bones found in Casco shed

Maine State Police detectives continue to investigate the recent discovery of skeletal remains in Casco, a process that includes a forensic anthropologist Marcella Sorg who could help uncover clues about the person’s identification. — Read on http://www.unionleader.com/content/tncms/live/

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Forensics: What? Philly says it found the remains of the MOVE bombing victims it thought it had cremated and discarded

Health commissioner Thomas Farley resigned on Thursday after acknowledging he ordered the remains cremated and disposed. But the city found the remains in a basement office on Friday. — Read on http://www.inquirer.com/news/thomas-farley-philadelphia-health-commissioner-move-bombing-20210514.html

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Forensics: 1985 MOVE massacre official fired for cremating victims.

http://www.huffpost.com/entry/philly-health-chief-ousted-move-bombing-remains_n_609dbff4e4b069dc48f8ea72

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Anthro: Bio-Anthro struggling with its past and present challenges. On Demarcation – History of Anthropology Review

On Demarcation – History of Anthropology Review — Read on histanthro.org/news/observations/on-demarcation/

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‘ANTHRO: Heritage decisions limit our ability to imagine alternative forms of society’

Looking past evidence of a stateless existence. It is difficult to imagine a society other than a hierarchical nation-state. This is in part because we neglect alternative forms from the past, argues archaeologist Lewis Borck in the Journal of Contemporary … Continue reading

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Forensics: Fingerprint Source Identity Lacks Scientific Basis for Legal Certainty | American Association for the Advancement of Science

A sweeping denial of fingerprint reliability. More Research into Validity of Fingerprint Comparisons Needed, Forensic Report Says Courtroom testimony and reports stating that fingerprints collected from a crime scene belong to a single person lack scientific foundation. — Read on … Continue reading

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