Written In Bone DVD
SKU ID #70640
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 29, 2008
From crime scenes to anthropological digs, no one interprets skeletal remains like Dr. Doug Owsley. Find out how he does it... and the amazing things he's discovered!
- Save Our History is a national education and funding initiative that supports preservation of local heritage.
- Dr. Owsley has examined more than 10,000 skeletons in his storied career.
- Gain insight into forgotten history with the Smithsonian's Dr. Doug Owsley.
The Head of the Division of Physical Anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Dr. Doug Owsley, offers a rare all-access tour of the fascinating and increasingly sophisticated and definitive science of forensic anthropology.
Dr. Owsley and his dedicated team uncover secrets of individuals, cultures and communities going back centuries. Armed with unmatched technical expertise, advanced technologies, a vast store of personal knowledge, and what can only be described as "vision," Owsley deciphers information from scant skeletal remains that is simply stunning. When did the person live? How old were they when they died? What gender and race were they? And, most impressively, what was their life like?
In this hour from SAVE OUR HISTORY, follow Dr. Owsley as he uses digital 3D imaging, scanning electron microscopy, and virtual facial reconstruction to analyze 400 year-old skeletons, aid in a homicide investigation, and identify a 19th Century teenager whose remains turn up in a construction site.
This DVD is a remarkable introduction to the work and talent of a scientist with the rare capacity to read what is WRITTEN IN BONE.