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Category Archives: Forensics


In both of my Introduction to Cultural Anthropology classes last week, talk of biological anthropology as a subfield of the discipline led to brief mention of a new Fox TV show called ‘Bones.’ The show is CSI-like and is about the work of a forensic anthropologist. I watched the pilot episode last night and enjoyed […]

Beothuk Research and Possible Film

In a timely follow-up to class discussions over the past weeks, The Toronto Star has run a piece about the extinction / extermination of the Beothuks of Newfoundland during the eighteen and early nineteenth centuries. The article describes an upcoming film production about the Beothuks using forensic anthropology and ethnohistory: [The] supposed mystery of the […]