On Monday at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Daytona Beach, FL the remains of a teenager, known as John Doe 1972, were exhumed by Volusia County Sheriff’s Office so that forensic scientists can run DNA tests and do a facial… Read More ›
Forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and forensic science in the news.
Scott Doody, a local historian who wrote a book on the 1922 Herrin County Massacre, and a team of anthropologists, historians, and geologists have located and exhumed the graves of the victims of the 1922 Herrin Massacre. After the massacre,… Read More ›
Update #2: NBC is reporting that human remains found in California desert may belong to missing San Diego family
Update 3:32pm PT 11/24/2013 On Friday, investigators confirmed that the skeletal remains of two children found in a grave near Victorville, CA are those of Joseph and Gianni, sons of Joseph and Summer McStay who went missing in 2010. CBS Update:… Read More ›
On Thursday archaeologists, working on the Lincoln Castle Revealed project, began the process of opening the stone sarcophagus they found during excavation work at the castle earlier this year. Before the sarcophagus could be opened, experts created 3D scans of… Read More ›
The grave of a 12th century warrior has been discovered in South Finland…by hobbyists with a metal detector.
This confirms it. I have to get a metal detector! A group of “amateur historians” using a metal detector in a field in South Finland stumbled upon the grave of a 12th century warrior. The group was in the area… Read More ›
Update #1: The bones of 4 people discovered in two shallow graves in Mojave Desert in Southern California.
The Ventura County Star reports that the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department confirmed they excavated skeletal remains of four people from 2 shallow graves in Victorville, CA, which is about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The area is well… Read More ›
On Monday an off-road motorcyclist, who found human remains on the outskirts of an unincorporated area of Victorville, CA, reported the discovery to the Sheriff’s Department. When deputies returned on Tuesday they found the remains of more than one person…. Read More ›
On Monday, experts from Archaeology Warwickshire opened a lead-lined coffin they believe contains the remains of a child who died in Roman England, about 1700 years ago. When they got their first look inside the coffin, archaeologists found a thick… Read More ›
The bones of St. Peter will go on display for the first time to coincide with the end of the Year of Faith, which started on October 11, 2012 and ends on November 24, 2013. The bones of St. Peter… Read More ›
Update #1: Graves of an estimated 5,000 18th and 19th century African Americans found in a historic cemetery in Philadelphia.
Philly.com reports that the graves of at least 5,000 African Americans, dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, have been discovered at the historic Mother Bethel A.M.E. cemetery in Philadelphia, which now lies a few feet under a playground. This… Read More ›