The “How Does a Forensic Anthropologist Work?” Edition
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September 27, 2015
WNYC’s Arun Venugopal talks to Dr. Bradley Adams, a forensic anthropologist for the city of New York. Dr. Adams talks about the impact 9/11 had on forensic anthropology in the city, the different types of cases he investigates, and how there are no typical days in his line of work. Plus, Dr. Adams tells the story of an unidentified female body in Brooklyn and how he helped uncover a murder in the mafia. In a Slate Plus extra, Dr. Adams take a closer look at the skull of a person who had been shot in the head during the Civil War and discuss the challenges of identifying a person’s race just by looking at a skull. If you’re a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus. Working is brought to you by Braintree. Looking to set up payments for your business? Braintree gives your app or website a payment solution that accepts just about every payment method with one simple integration. Plus, we’ll…