Crime Lab: Anthropology

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Monday 28 May, 8.30pm

Bones can tell us a lot about person, but this information had little application in the world of crime-fighting until 1897, when bones became the star witness in a sensational crime that took America by storm. Today, anthropologists are in demand across the globe for their ability to look at what’s left of human remains and determine gender, age, cause of death and create eerily accurate composite sketches of victims.