What Bones Can Tell Us: An Interview with Forensic Anthropologist Marilyn London

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Join DP Lyle and Jan Burke for an entertaining and informative interview with forensic anthropologist Marilyn London.  She’ll tell us what we can learn from skeletal remains, what forensic anthropologists do at the scene where remains are found, and more!

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About Marilyn London:

Marilyn London has worked as a forensic anthropologist for more than three decades. She serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services D-MORT Team, and has responded to mass fatality incidents including the recovery and identification of remains after the crash of Flight 93 in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

She has worked on the human skeletal collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and has lectured internationally on the subject of forensic anthropology. She co-edited the book Anthropology Explored from Smithsonian Press. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Anthropology Section, and served as Chair of the Section in 2004-2005.

Her specialty is the human skeleton and she has taught human osteology and related subjects at several universities. She has analyzed human skeletal remains for medical examiners in New Mexico, Iowa, and Rhode Island. She has worked on a variety of field projects, analyzing human skeletal remains from prehistoric sites and historic cemeteries in New Mexico, Maryland, and New York City. She currently serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland.

Books:

Anthropology Explored, Second Edition http://anthropology.si.edu/outreach/anthropology_explored.htm

Anthropology explored

 

Links:

American Board of Forensic http://www.theabfa.org
American Academy of Forensic Sciences: Career Guide for Anthropology http://aafs.org/students/student-career/anthropology
ABFA advice for students who want to pursue careers in forensic anthropology http://www.theabfa.org/forstudents.html
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology http://anthropology.si.edu/archives_collections.html
Ellis R Kerley Forensic Sciences Foundation http://kerleyfoundation.org
PBS: History Detectives: Forensic Anthropology  http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/technique/forensic-anthropology/
Simon Fraser Museum: Forensic Anthropology Resources  http://www.sfu.museum/forensics/eng/pg_media-media_pg/anthropologie-anthropology/

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