Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: The Secret in the Cellar

See how a forensic anthropologist works with archaeologists to examine artifacts and a human skeleton to determine who the person was and the cause of death. As you go through this website and follow the excavation, examination, and hypotheses about the circumstances surrounding the skeleton, you can follow links that add extra information about the time period and artifacts. You’ll also learn about techniques archaeologists use to determine the value of examining a specific site. Check your hypotheses as you gather information, just as the characters in the interactive do.

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