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Project BETABones

Project BETABones gathers researchers from the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology – Laboratório de Antropologia Forense (University of Coimbra)  who participated in experiments promoted by the   Centro de Estudos sobre Incêndios Florestais da Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrialon the 15th of May of 2019. The objective is to investigate bone heat-induced changes in bushfires (experimentally) and results will be compared against results obtained on laboratorial burns under controlled conditions (HOT Project).

No âmbito do projeto “BETABones”, investigadores do Laboratório de Antropologia Forense (Universidade de Coimbra) participaram em ensaios experimentais no dia 15 de Maio de 2019 promovidos pelo Centro de Estudos sobre Incêndios Florestais da Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial. Este projeto tem como objetivo investigar as alterações ósseas induzidas pela exposição térmica em contexto de incêndios (experimentais) de forma a comparar os resultados com aqueles obtidos no âmbito de queimas em laboratório sob condições controladas (HOT Project).

 

2019 J. Lawrence Angel Forensic Anthropology Student Paper Award

É com enorme orgulho que sabemos que a nossa aluna de doutoramento, Saskia Ammer,  ganhou o prémio J. Lawrence Angel Forensic Anthropology Student Paper Award de 2019.

Muitos parabéns, Saskia.

It is with great pride that we know that our PhD student, Saskia Ammer, has won the 2019 J. Lawrence Angel Forensic Anthropology Student Paper Award.

Congratulations, Saskia.

More info: https://news.aafs.org/section-news/anthropology-section-award-winners/

ELLIS R. KERLEY FORENSIC SCIENCES FOUNDATION STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Ellis R. Kerley Forensic Sciences Foundation was established in 2000 in memory of Ellis R. Kerley Ph.D., Forensic Anthropologist (1924-1998). Dr. Kerley was a pioneer in the creation of Forensic Anthropology. The Foundation, a charitable organization, is dedicated to furthering the development of forensic anthropology by assisting students and professionals in the field of anthropology and support research in the forensic analysis of the skeleton.

More information: ERKF Scholarship Flyer

Archaeologists Find Bound Bodies Of Enslaved Africans In Portuguese Trash Dump

In a new research article published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Maria Teresa Ferreira, Catarina Coelho, and Sofia Wasterlain of the University of Coimbra dug further into the bone data in order to understand how the 158 enslaved Africans came to be buried in a trash pit in Lagos. Specifically, they investigated the position of each burial, whether or not the burial was made with care, and whether they could identify any evidence that the person’s body had been bound.

More info: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2019/03/22/archaeologists-find-bound-bodies-of-enslaved-africans-in-portuguese-trash-dump/#2d00a9956509

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