Forensic Anthropology, Archaeology, and Other Science News 11/1/13 [Links]

Lori Baker, an associate professor of forensic anthropology at Baylor University in Waco, TX, inventories human remains recovered on a South Texas ranch.
Photo via The LA Times, Lori Baker, an associate professor of forensic anthropology at Baylor University in Waco, TX, inventories human remains recovered on a South Texas ranch.

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic anthropologist, Lori Baker, works to identify the skeletal remains of immigrants that are found on the U.S.-Mexico border.  LA Times

Human body parts were found in a wooded area at The Mayne, Clonee, Co Meath in Ireland.  Independent.ie

Skeletonized foot in size 11 sneaker found on shore of Gull Island in Brighton, ON remains mystery. QuinteNews  I didn’t know about this one until today, and updated my spreadsheet of disarticulated, skeletonized feet that was ashore.

Archaeology

2,500 year old cemetery was excavated in Poland:  151 graves, containing cremains studied. Archaeology News Network

3,000 year old religious center found in Peru, and dates from the pre-Incan era. Latin Times

Human Evolution

Discoveries at a site in the Middle Rhône Valley in France reveal behaviorally flexible Neanderthals. Popular Archaeology

Science

The Next Big Thing In Medicine? 3D Printed Bones. Forbes

Yersinia pestis, Ghost of Plagues Past: 600 year old DNA from Bubonic Plague retrieved from bones.  PLOS

Necks question… how did the biggest dinosaurs get so big? Phys.org

Strange

The Real Dracula; Vlad the Impaler LiveScience



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