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It's the first day of classes here at UWF, which means a fresh crop of undergraduates in my Human Osteology class. And with perfect timing, here's the case of the 38-year-old ectopic pregnancy that has been making the rounds on the various social media I frequent. It's a pretty interesting case, and the MRI seems to show a fetal skeleton (inasmuch as I have no professional training in reading an MRI). The Daily Mail carried a photo, though, of the doctors' attempt at […]
Starting Monday, I get to teach my dream-lineup of semester courses: Human Osteology (with lab) and Bioarchaeology. In the spring, I went through the process of getting Bioarch on the books as a new course, and this will be the first time I've taught it since 2006. And, believe me, the practice of bioarchaeology has changed a lot since then.Since starting at UWF, when I noticed a program on my university-issued computer I'd never used before (Microsoft Publisher), I've been spiffing […]
The Huffington Post recently posted this picture and asked, "Is that a thigh bone on Mars?"Answer: No. Just... what? No. Which part of that looks like a femur?Previous installments of Who needs an osteologist?Abbot House Museum needs an osteologist.The Zanjan Museum needs an osteologist.National Geographic Channel's "Nazi War Diggers" needs an osteologist.BBC/NOVA needs an osteologist.The Penn Museum needs an osteologist.National Geographic needs an osteologist.Acura needs an […]
As predicted, bunches of stuff came out in July, which tends to be the most popular month for announcing Roman-era (and other-era) bioarchaeology finds.Pre-Roman Europe14 July. Vintage bling: Ancient Celts may have had shiny dental implants (LiveScience). A dental implant dating to the 3rd century BC was found in France. It seems the researchers who found the female skeleton can't actually tell if the implant was inserted before or after death. They assume, though, that it was for […]
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