Investigations

Investigations generally involve the identification of an individual which can be difficult when a body is decomposed or incomplete.

The most common investigations for a forensic anthropologist involve determining  

  • if remains are animal or human?
  • if remains are modern or historical?
  • what is the person's
    • age?
    • sex?
    • stature (height)?
    • ancestry?

The museum’s forensic anthropology staff

  • attend scenes of crime and post - mortem examinations
  • analyse human remains or suspected human remains
  • produce expert witness statements
  • advise crime scene personnel and pathologists on methodologies

For further information contact

Heather Bonney

Department of Earth Sciences
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5014

Email

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UK

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