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The story of a 19th century boy buried in an iron coffin

One of a set of video podcasts that provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of anthropologists at work in the National Museum of Natural History. Dr. Dave Hunt with a team of specialists analyzed the human remains found inside an iron coffin to figure out that it was a teenage boy who died of pneumonia in the 19th century. Find out whether the specialists were able to identify who the individual was. Video by Smithsonian Institution. More video podcasts at

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