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The bone lady: Life As a Forensic Anthropologist

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When a skeleton is all that's left to tell the story of a crime, Mary H. Manhein , otherwise known as "the bone lady," is called in. For almost two decades, Manhein has used her expertise in forensic pathology to help law enforcement agents--locally, nationally, and internationally--solve their most perplexing mysteries. She shares the extraordinary details of the often high-profile cases on which she works, and the science underlying her analyses. Here are Civil War skeletons, cases of alleged voodoo and witchcraft, crimes of political intrigue, and the before-and-after of facial reconstruction. Written with the compassion and humor of a born storyteller, The Bone Lady is an unforgettable glimpse into the lab where one scientist works to reveal the human stories behind the remains.
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display_description "On the first day of the search, I failed to find the body." So writes forensic anthropologist and bioarchaeologist Mary H. Manhein—or "the bone lady" as law enforcement personnel call her. In this, one of dozens of stories recollected in her powerful memoir, Manhein and the state police eventually unearth a black plastic bag buried in the banks of the Mississippi River containing the body of a man who has been missing for five years. After the painstaking process of examining the remains, confirming the victim's identity, and preparing a formal report for the police, Manhein testifies for the prosecution at the murder trial. The defendant is convicted (due in no small part to Manhein), and the bone lady has helped solve yet another mystery.As director of the Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Laboratory at Louisiana State University, Manhein unravels mysteries of life and death every day. In The Bone Lady, she shares, with the...
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subject_facet Autobiographies
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists
Electronic books
Forensic anthropology -- Southern States
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Southern States
Manhein, Mary H. -- (Mary Huffman)
Physical anthropology -- Southern States
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Regional Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Sociology -- General
Southern States -- Antiquities
Women forensic anthropologists -- Southern States -- Biography
title_display The bone lady : life as a forensic anthropologist
title_full The bone lady : life as a forensic anthropologist / Mary H. Manhein
The bone lady [electronic resource] : Life As a Forensic Anthropologist. Mary H Manhein
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title_sub Life As a Forensic Anthropologist
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Forensic anthropology
Human remains (Archaeology)
Manhein, Mary H
Physical anthropology
Regional Studies
Social Scientists & Psychologists
Women forensic anthropologists