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Baken Se Africa

The Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology is on of the partners in the project Baken Se Africa. This project are the folow goals:
to create a large digital repository of micro-CT scans of human skeletal material from South African osteological collections;
to create standard operating procedures (SOPs) for scanning of bones and for storage and analyses of digital data;
o create a constitution regarding the ethical use of digital scans of human remains.
Global advances in 3D research into human variation and skeletal anatomy will improve our methods to identify unknown persons in forensic anthropology and will be particularly useful for advances in medicine and education in South African Universities.
The Bakeng se Afrika project is the first project of its kind in South Africa and draws together the expertise of three national higher education institutions, three international higher education institutions and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) to create a valuable national asset.

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Entrevista a Miguel Botella

A entrevista com Miguel Botella, um investigador com quase 50 anos de trabalho em diferentes contextos, ressalva que o trabalho com equipas pluridisciplinares é essencial para que os casos de Antropologia Forense sejam resolvidos com sucesso.

Miguel C. Botella: «Tenemos la mayor colección de esqueletos de niños del mundo»



Oportunidade de trabalho: no Brasil

A Comissão sobre Mortos e Desaparecidos Políticos está seleccionando mais três profissionais para atuarem nas análises das ossadas do Peru. Inscrições até 27/11.
As pessoas interessadas devem ter nível superior em Ciências Humanas, biológicas ou da saúde, bem como experiência mínima de 1 (um) ano em bioarqueologia ou bioantropologia ou antropologia física ou antropologia biológica ou arqueologia em contexto forense ou antropologia em contexto forense.

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We were at the science festival from Oliveira do Bairro


The LFA was present at Oliveira do Bairro (European city of scientific culture) hosting talks at two levels: 1) Workshop about the role of anthropologists in forensic examinations and an introduction to the field of forensic anthropology; 2) a dynamic and day-long interaction with participants, answering questions and explaining our day-to-day jobs and research at the lab. These were conducted by our team members Catarina Coelho, Leoni Fagundes, and Calil Makhoul.

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