Picking up the pieces
A Brown archaeologist is using the methods of his profession to bring closure to the families of disaster victims. Can archaeologists serve scholarship, police work, and the bereaved at the same time?
WHEN RICHARD GOULD, an archaeologist at Brown University, took a walk in Lower Manhattan in October 2001, his trained eye fixed on a gravelly dust strewn on dumpsters and fire escapes that cleanup crews had missed. Looking closer, he saw that the coating contained bone fragments and other human remains mixed in with concrete dust and ash. (Full Article: 1937 Words)
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