Tag: Forensics

Unearthing Knowledge: Forensic Anthropology and Technologies of Memory

OlarteSierra , April 10th, 2018

What is commonly known as the Colombian conflict refers to more than six decades of enduring violence. During these years, a number of peace agreements have been signed…


Between Male and Female

Molly Bearman , June 24th, 2016

Laverne Cox, the actress who plays Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, made television history by being the first openly transgender actress to…


Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead

Lucas Laursen , June 3rd, 2016

The remains of many soldiers and citizens who died during the Spanish Civil War, which lasted from 1936 to 1939, have never been recovered. The development of genetic…


The Mystery of the Corpse in the Burlap Sack

Dolly Stolze , March 25th, 2016

On July 28, 1889, a couple drove a carriage down a remote road about a dozen miles south of Lyon, France. Michel Eyraud, a middle-aged conman, and his…


The Darkest Truths

Daniel Salas , February 4th, 2016

In 2007, Caroline Sturdy Colls—then a 21-year-old University of Birmingham graduate student—made her first visit to the Nazi death camp at Treblinka, Poland. As a prospective forensic-archaeology scho…