walked into Room 501 at the
in TriBeCa the
other day would have seen a roomful of sculpture students molding clay into
faces that looked nearly alive. Read
judge at the UN Yugoslav tribunal has upheld the convictions of five men for
their role in the Srebrenica massacre.
Read more at
(via @ForensicArchae on Twitter).
archaeologists have discovered the remains of a casket with the initials MC,
and believe it belongs to
Miguel de Cervantes. Read more at the
reconstructions of wanted criminals and unidentified corpses will be made in
Liverpool from next week after the official opening of the city’s Face Lab. Read more at The
In 2004, the human remains excavated
from Hulton Abbey (AD 1219-1538) in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire were
delivered to the University of Reading on long-term loan. Among this collection
were the remains of the Audleys of Heleigh, a family who rose to prominence in
the courts of Edward I and Edward II.
Read more at British
Archaeology News Resource
(via @DrKillgrove on Twitter).
A trio of researchers with members from
Denmark, the U.S. and Germany has found that a group of men living in medieval
Denmark who had healed head traumas had a 6.2 percent higher chance of dying at
any given time than did other men in the general populace. In their paper
published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Jesper
Boldsen, George Milner and Svenja Weise describe their study of skulls found in
medieval cemeteries and how it relates to the modern study of traumatic head
injuries. Read more at Phys.org
Archaeology has come a long way from
carbon dating, and a new analysis by a Vanderbilt professor shows how much
chemistry can tell us about people who lived long ago. Read more at Research
News at Vanderbilt
(via @RockstarAnthro on Twitter).