The Case of the Class Skeleton

The Case of the Class Skeleton

Talk about an unusual class assignment: Students in a forensic anthropology class at Rowan University got down and dirty as they excavated, six inches at a time, to find a dead body.

Not a real body, but an anatomically-correct, plastic skeleton that had been carefully buried a year ago by two professors for a class project.

Unlike the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which wraps up every case up in less than an hour, it took the class about two hours in the hot sun on Saturday before they struck pay dirt.

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Date Published: Monday, April 17, 2006 - 01:00
Source URL: The Philadelphia Inquirer