Career of the Month: An interview with Bone Detective Diane France

by: Megan Sullivan

We have all heard the expression, “eyes are windows to our souls.” Similarly, a forensic anthropologist might say “bones are windows to our lives.” When someone dies and their identity is unknown, skeletal clues can uncover who that person is and the circumstances surrounding their death. Using scientific techniques, these bone detectives help solve cases involving unidentified victims from crimes, fires, plane crashes, wars, and accidents. Forensic anthropologist Diane France views her work as a series of puzzles as she helps law enforcement, medical examiners, and families piece together hard cases.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2007Stock # tst07_074_02_56Volume 074Issue 02

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