Tag Archives: forensic anthropology

A Bravo for Christina Cattanero, leading identification expert for Euro migrants

Giving Dead Migrants a Name By pushing forensics to its limits, a courageous scientist is attempting to identify the badly decomposed remains of 700 people who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea Nearly unspeakable. 20,000 dead in 10 years. This anthropologist … Continue reading

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Forensic Anthro: Computation look at the human pubis for aging unknown remains

There’s always room for a little humor, right? Taking a new look at the changes over time of the two pubic bones. Fundamental work in the pre-digital era done by forensic anthropologist Judy Suchey at the U of Fullerton in … Continue reading

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Anthropology bone measurements studied for data accuracy

An impressive formulative study involving osteometric measurements from multiple examiners across international boundaries. Impressive work and forward thinking regarding ‘shape’ and dimensional accuracy of forensic examiners estimating the age of human remains and other skeletal features. Anthros independently are leading … Continue reading

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Netherlands Forensic Institute ranks high in world-wide successful investigations

I hear that the NFI ( located at the Hague ) also has an excellent physician/forensic anthropologist traveling the world on these cases. I love those loupes! This article highlights the world-wide scope of a national crime lab.  I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Putting the bone puzzle back together in a murder case.

This report has an excellent vid. http://globalnews.ca/news/2611799/expert-forensic-anthropologist-testifies-in-ryan-lane-murder-trial/

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Forensic Anthro in Central Park

Professor Angelique Corthals of the Department of Sciences set up a crime scene in the composting area of the park near the 102nd street entrance after receiving a permit from the Central Park Conservancy to perform the exercise. “The permit process took … Continue reading

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European Body Farm Project faces some naysayers but supporters are seeking answers

Nothing divides a community more than an outdoor display of decaying human remains. Academicians are stimulated, but the neighbors not so much. Teaching taphonomy and bug science (think maggots, beetles and flies) can be smelly, but has its place in … Continue reading

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Forensic Mummy investigations : Nefertiti’s boy friend?

I have been involved in mummy identification with the Los Angeles J Paul Getty Villa “Red Shroud” collection in Malibu, so I have a soft spot for looking into the past health issues and skeletal conditions of those long past … Continue reading

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