Identification of the Living & the Dead

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Natural Disasters

Forensic analysis of Hitler’s teeth debunks long-held conspiracy theories about his death

No more secret submarines and moon bases. A new study puts to rest decades-old conspiracy theories and confirms how Adolf Hitler died.<br>Read More

Skeletal sheep foot - Download Free 3D model by University of Dundee Museum Collections

Surface scan of the skeletal hindfoot of a sheep from the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum at the University of Dundee.<p>DUNUC 2063 - Hindfoot of Sheep - …

Skeletal ox foot - Download Free 3D model by University of Dundee Museum Collections

Surface scan of the skeletal hindfoot of an ox from the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum at the University of Dundee.<p>DUNUC 2067 - Hindfoot of Ox - Bos …

Resources for professionals involved in major incidents

DVI / Forensics / INTERPOL expertise / Internet

Forensics<p>Forensic expertise and the exchange of forensic data is vital to international investigations.<p>INTERPOL maintains databases of fingerprints, …

Explaining the disaster victim identification process

Identification of the deceased after a mass fatality event is not a quick and easy process. It is meticulous with set guidelines based on INTERPOL …

All That Remains by Sue Black – a life investigating death

This unsentim­ental exploration has at its heart the conviction that we should not fear death but accept it<p>In 1999, Sue Black – one of the world’s leading forensic anthropologists – found herself confronted by a “nightmare scene that could never be adequately described”. In 38C heat, dressed in a …

Books

Analysing the bones: what can a skeleton tell you?

What can you find out about the person you’ve found? You can actually learn a lot just by having a closer look at their bones and teeth - such as who …

Natural History

All That Remains: A Life in Death

<b>Featured on BBC RADIO 4's Start the Week</b><p>‘One might expect [this book] to be a grim read but it absolutely isn’t. I found it invigorating!’ Andrew Marr<p>…

Whose Bones Are These? Investigating A Classroom Skeleton

YouTube

How do you identify disaster victims? - Breakfast - ABC Radio

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Victorian Era

Identifying Ned Kelly - Breakfast - ABC Radio

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Identification

D. L. Wolfe 🐺MD on Twitter: "#anatomy quiz!! #forensics #forensicpathologist #anthropologist #bones… "

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First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

The first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed.<p>The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has built …

Anthropology

Northumberland Bronze Age skeleton: Whose bones are these?

<b>Forensic scientists have been analysing Bronze Age bones found in a field - but how do they work out who the person was?</b><p>In September 2017, a farmer near Rock, Northumberland, preparing his field for drainage discovered a burial cist - or stone coffin - containing a skeleton and a jug.<p>Sanita …

Archaeology

A national expert in human remains, Ann Ross used cutting-edge science to help solve one of Raleigh's most notorious murders

In August of 2011, Ann Ross, a North Carolina State University anthropologist, got a call from Deborah Radisch, who had just received a body bag …

Meet the team trying to identify the state's surprisingly large cache of unidentified remains

Briana BierschbachSusan Myster can learn a lot about a person from their bones, even if some bones say more than others. If Myster could get only one …

Philip found a hidden message on a mirror and caught a murderer

• Michael Jackson, firearms<br>• Vanita Parekh, responses to sexual assault<p>One of fingerprint expert Philip Herd's most memorable cases, in his 25 years on …

Fascinating story of the first British murderers to be convicted using fingerprint evidence is revealed in book about most notorious killers of last 150 years

• <b>Forensic science used to help convict brothers Alfred and Albert Stratton of bludgeoning Thomas Farrow</b>• <b><br>They killed 71-year-old during break-in at</b> …

How it feels to dig up Bosnia’s war dead

<i>More than 30,000 people were missing after the conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 1990s. After excavations from mass graves, DNA testing has</i> …

Cyprus Is Looking For Closure In Archaeology

Cyprus

These are NOT human bones. But do you know what they are from? Police Officer found them and sent us these images. Answer at 1600 today 🔍 https://t.co/2RLAbCDuu7

William R. Maples Popularized Forensic Anthropology Long Before CSI

Although forensic anthropology has been around in some form or another since the 1200s, it wasn't until the scientific developments of the nineteenth …

The gory research that helped an academic anthropologist get a “genius” grant

Whatever your position on illegal immigration, the work of anthropologist Jason de León—one of this year’s recipients of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grants—will ensure you will not be indifferent to the plight of undocumented immigrants.<p>Consider one of his research projects: To find out …

UNT Lab Helps Solve Decades-Old Missing Persons Cases With DNA And Lots Of Patience

Identifying a human body isn't easy when you're dealing with decomposed remains or just a few scattered bones. The Center for Human Identification at …

Forensic Anthropology 2011 : 01 : Concept of "Race"

Forensics