Could an assessment of old notes using modern techniques solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart? The findings, published in the journal Forensic Anthropology, suggest an advancement in forensic anthropology may help to identify a set of human remains found on a South Pacific island, and originally assessed in 1941, belonging to those of the famed […]
A new Minnesota initiative seeks to identify remains found in the last 50 years or more on state own land. Researchers on the project include the states only certified forensic anthropologist, Susan Myster, and Amanda Gronhovd, Minnesota’s state archaeologist. Read more about their project on the MinnPost website.
Funded by the Department of Justice, a team from several colleges, universities, and clinics is developing techniques that may be used to estimate the postmortem interval in skeletal remains. The 2-year project is looking for biomarkers in the bone marrow that remains for long period after death, and testing if decay can be measured quantitatively. […]
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A pioneering voice in forensic anthropology, Dr. William Ross Mapels’ worked on thousands of cases during his career, including examining the remains of civil right leader Medgar Evars, and of President Zachary Taylor over 140 years after his death (shown left. Photo from the Florida Gulf Coast University Library). Read more of Dr. Mapels’ profile […]