INDS Annual Petrovich Lecture
"Written in Bone"
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 · 7 PM - 9 PM
"WRITTEN IN BONE"
Each year, the INDS Council of Majors hosts the Petrovich Lecture, a tradition in which an interdisciplinary scholar in their field shares their work with our audience.
This year, we welcome Dr. Douglas Owsley, Division Head for Physical Anthropology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. He will be speaking about his interdisciplinary work as a forensic anthropologist, assisting state and federal law enforcement agencies. Cases have included Jeffrey Dahmer's first victim, recovery and identification of Waco Branch Davidian compound members, the 9-11 Pentagon Plane crash, and exhumation and identification of war dead from the former Yugoslavia. His bioarchaeological and osteological research concerns include: ancient American skeletons like Kennewick Man and the peopling of the New World; demography and health of 17th-century colonists; Civil War military remains including the crew of the H.L. Hunley submarine; iron coffin burials; and analyses of activity patterns, health and diseases of American Indian populations from the Plains and Southwest
All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend this event!
Wednesday, February 20
The Commons Skylight Lounge