All content tagged forensic anthropology

Bone Biographies of Early Americans

A close-up of a human skull jaw  region of an early Americans of the Chesapeake Bay region is shown on a black background.
Dr. Doug Owsley and Kari Bruwelheide of the National Museum of Natural History explain what bones can tell you about people of the past. They discuss their research on early Americans of the...

Skeleton Keys

A display showing skeletons of different sizes and how they grow to describe how anthropologists analyze human remains.
Informational video about how human skeletons grow, reviewing characteristics that anthropologists use to analyze human remains. The emphasis is on centers of bone growth, epiphyseal closure, and...

Shouldering the Load

Close-up shot of Dr. Doug Owsley of the National Museum of Natural History holding a African American skull found in Maryland
A team of anthropologists, led by Dr. Doug Owsley of the National Museum of Natural History, uncover African American colonial remains in Maryland, including of a young woman. Doug explains what the...

Forensic Anthropology Webcast with Kari Bruwelheide - Second Show

Kari Bruwelheide holds a human bone during the second forensic anthropology webcast
This Smithsonian Science How? webcast aired February 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. EST. Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Kari Bruwelheide explains how she analyzes human skeletons both to solve mysteries and...

Forensic Anthropology Webcast with Kari Bruwelheide

Shot of Maggy Benson and Forensic Anthropologist Kari Bruwelheide holding a human leg bone in front of a sky backdrop.
For Smithsonian forensic anthropologist and “Museum CSI” Kari Bruwelheide, every bone tells a story – sometimes a grisly one. Learn how she examines human skeletal evidence for clues to solve...

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