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Anatomy of Engagement

Anthropology project helps law officers understand impact of bomb explosions.

Days after tragedy struck in Paris, France, the threat posed by terrorists who kill and maim by shooting and detonating explosives added urgency to research underway in a forensic anthropology lab at Kennesaw State University.

A team of seven faculty members and undergraduate students in the Department of Geography and Anthropology are carefully reconstructing and analyzing more than 1,200 bones of six wild pigs in the second phase of a collaborative project to help law enforcement officials in Rome and Augusta, Ga., learn more about the impact of bomb blasts and explosives. 


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Posted: November 30, 2015