Professor Morris of the Department of Human Biology (Faculty of Health Sciences, UCT) presented this talk for the Friends of the South African Museum at the Iziko Museum.
What can human bones tell us of a person’s life, or even death? How can information from bones solve mysteries, both modern and ancient?
The answers to these and other questions have recently been the topic of his new book, ‘Missing and Murdered’, which lays bare the fascinating world of forensic anthropology. As the popularity of TV programmes such as the CSI trilogy and ‘Silent Witness’ attest, people are fascinated by forensic science as a means to solving crimes. In this talk Professor Alan G Morris, author of this new book on forensic science, follows the pathway into forensics via the fields of anthropology and anatomy.
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