In archaeology, human skeletal remains are a unique and important source of information about life in the past. When discovered during excavation, the first question is often, "Who was this person?" Join bioarchaeology technician Julie Weatherwax to learn some of the methods used to “read” the bones to determine the age and sex of an individual. Curator of Bioarchaeology Lisa Anderson will explain the relevance of this information to current research on a Revolutionary War cemetery in Lake George, N.Y. We welcome you to submit your own questions to both scientists here: NYSMPP@nysed.gov
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