What does a forensic anthropologist do?

When it comes to crime scenes and solving murders, we are used to the great leaps of intuition Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple has which leads them to unmask the killer in a dramatic and exciting way. Fortunately, the law requires more than a flash of intuition to convict a person a major crime. One of […]

What is Forensic Anthropology?

Forensic anthropologists have a bit of a media personality at the moment. TV portrayals of their skills and capabilities make their role in the catching and convicting of dangerous criminals seem like an exciting and gripping career. In fact, it is often the people back in the laboratory who are effective at working out the […]

Tools of the Trade: Tools Used By Forensic Anthropologists

When it comes to bones, forensic anthropologists need to know a lot about whatever skeleton is in front of them. Everything from the coloration of the bones, to the slightest chip or damage against them, is a clue on how the person who owned them had passed. Still, not every clue can be seen with […]

The Pros and Cons of Being a Forensic Anthropologist

While being able to study bones and bring justice to bodies that are too decomposed to study normally is an amazing job with several benefits, it is very hard to learn how to study those bones. Like any job, investments of time, money, and hard work is required to succeed in the field, while unlike […]

Forensic Anthropologist

What is a Forensic Anthropologist?

We’ve all seen Bones or a similar moment in a crime drama when a skeletal corpse is uncovered in someone’s basement or backyard. Then someone comes in, examines the bones and can instantly say where they were from, when the person in question died, and how they died. That person is a forensic anthropologist, and they […]