Tagged: forensic anthropology

On vein patterns and dead pythons – outdoor body recovery course - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Jul 10, 2012

The Outdoor Body Recovery Course was fun.  It’s a difficult thing to say to people because how can it be fun collecting samples from unfortunate individuals who have died and whose remains are found outdoors?  It’s one of those uncomfortable  definitions of ‘fun’ that would probably be more appropriately labelled ‘rewarding’ or ‘fulfilling’.  However, on (read more) … Read More

Bones: animal or human? - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Apr 11, 2011

Although this isn’t really my area, some of my colleagues work with interesting ‘things’ that are found at crime scenes or what turn out to be crime scenes, namely bones. A huge amount of police time can be taken up in tackling the problems of ‘stray’ bones found by members of the public or unearthed [...] … Read More

Finding new 9/11 victims - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Apr 22, 2010

Forensic anthropologists and archaeologists have been sifting through 611 cubic metres (21,600 cubic feet) of material from the World Trade Centre bombings and have found twenty potential remains from humans. This is not, of course, the same as saying the remains of twenty people have been found. These remains were not discovered at [...] … Read More