Vatican’s secret, and deadly, project to preserve its saints By Theresa Potenza of The New York Post In 1975, Monsignor Gianfranco Nolli, the director of the Vatican’s Egyptian Museum, had an inspiration. After examining the excellent state of 4,000-year-old Egyptian… Read More ›
Forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and forensic science in the news.
Human bones found beneath Edinburgh house show city’s past as centre of excellence for anatomy
Human bones found beneath Edinburgh house show city’s past as centre of excellence for anatomy By Ben Miller at Culture24 Bones found buried in an Edinburgh garden could reflect the city’s anatomical past Drilled and threaded with wires, the smoothed-out… Read More ›
How Bones Can Reveal Child Abuse
How Bones Can Reveal Child Abuse Child abuse can be difficult to spot, and some experts think it is more common than statistics indicate. Now anthropologists say looking at the bones could reveal such hidden abuse before it’s too late…. Read More ›
Ancient mass grave unearthed at Italian gallery thought to contain dozens of plague victims
Medieval mass grave unearthed at Uffizi Gallery in Italy. It’s thought to contain 60 plague victims
Forensic scientists compile guide on how to identify child abuse, starvation
From the North Carolina State University website: Forensic scientists from North Carolina State University published a paper in which the researchers “outline common diagnostic characteristics and patterns of non-accidental injuries and neglect as a result of nutritional deprivation” that can… Read More ›
The skeletal remains interred at a German cathedral likely belong to Charlemagne.
In 1988, a sarcophagus that supposedly belonged to Charlemagne, King of the Franks (abt 747-814), was secretly opened. According to historical records, Charlemagne died of pneumonia in 814, and his body was placed in a sarcophagus in the Aachen Cathedral… Read More ›
The afterlife of American outlaw Clell Miller
Clell Miller (1850-1876) was an outlaw and member of the notorious James-Younger Gang, made famous by Jesse James and Cole Younger. On September 7, 1876 Clell Miller and fellow gang member Bill Chadwell (alias Bill Stiles) were shot and killed… Read More ›
USF forensic anthropology team unearths remains from 55 people at infamous reform school.
The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys was an infamous reform school that was opened in 1900 and shuttered in 2011, following a Department of Justice investigation. The “school” was notorious for abusing its students and was plagued with horrifying… Read More ›
The incarnation of an eight-limbed goddess and a medical marvel.
In October of 2005 a baby girl was born with 4 arms, 4 legs, and 2 torsos in a remote region of India called Bihar. She was named after the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity, Lakshmi, because of her… Read More ›
Mommies having mummies
Lithopedion, or stone baby syndrome, is an extremely rare condition that happens when a fetus forms in the abdomen rather than in the uterus and dies during pregnancy. If the remains are too large to be absorbed by the body… Read More ›
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