May 04, 2009

Forensic anthropology web comic: The Secret in the Cellar

A really nice pedagogical effort to demonstrate what forensic science (and other disciplines) can tell us about a centuries-old murder mystery. I'm not going to spoil the ending for you, so go ahead and read it for yourselves. From the Smithsonian:
The Secret in the Cellar, is a Webcomic based on an authentic forensic case of a recently discovered 17th Century body. Using graphics, photos, and online activities, the Webcomic unravels a mystery of historica, and scientific importance. Online sleuths can analyze artifacts and examine the skeleton for the tell-tale forensic clues that bring the deceased to life and establish the cause of death.

1 comment:

Anne Gilbert said...

This is really an excellent potential teaching tool! I hope people use it!