Study: Eye-Socket Condition Thought Extinct is Actually Widespread
Some forensic anthropologists thought the skull condition called cribra orbitalia (CO) was a thing of the past. However, new research from NC State and the University of the Witwatersrand finds that it not only still exists, but is fairly common in both North America and South Africa.
Researchers Developing X-Ray Body Identification Protocols
A team of researchers, led by an NC State forensics expert and professor of anthropology, set out to evaluate the use of various anatomical features most frequently X-rayed in an attempt to make positive identifications of bodies through radiographic comparison. Ann Ross, anthropology, featured.
Research Questions Longstanding Forensic ID Technique
A recent study from NC State forensic anthropologists found that even forensic experts have a hard time making a positive identification of human remains based on the shape of a person’s skull. Specifically, only 56 percent of forensic anthropology Ph.D.s […]