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Ashes from Ashes: Archaeologists and Forensic Dogs Recovering Lost Human Remains
October 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
15500 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
Sponsored by: Pacific Coast Archaeological Society
In this lecture archaeologist Natalie Brodie will discuss current efforts to recover cremated human remains following a massive wild fire in Butte County. Volunteer archaeologists have been paired with trained forensic dogs and handlers to search for cremated remains in the wreckage. Ms. Brodie will discuss the process used by the archaeologists, the remarkable results of the effort, and the value of the archaeological process for remains recovery. Note: this presentation will show photographs of cremated human remains.
Working as a professional archaeologist in California for the past 17 years, Ms. Brodie has gained experience in nearly all aspects of cultural resources management. She received her B.A. in anthropology at UC San Diego in 2002 and an MA in applied anthropology from San Diego State University in 2013. Her professional interests include historical archaeology, early hydroelectric systems, and the effects of climate change on archaeological resources.
Attendees are invited to join the speaker and PCAS members for dinner before the general meeting. It’s an informal opportunity to visit with an acknowledged expert. They meet at 6:00 pm at a local restaurant. See website for info.