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An Update on the Unidentified Persons Project, San Bernardino, California: The Good, The Very Good, and the Ugly

Author(s): Alexis Gray ; Craig Goralski

Year: 2015

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In 2014, the Unidentified Persons Project transitioned from being a small scale volunteer-based project to a twenty-three student forensic archaeology field school, allowing for the exhumation and DNA sampling of a much larger number of individuals than had been previously possible. This paper will summarize the opportunities and challenges associated with this transition from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, and will discuss the evolution of the project’s research questions and methodologies during this transition. The paper will present the project’s findings and lessons learned to date, concluding with a discussion of future directions in anticipation of additional field seasons.

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An Update on the Unidentified Persons Project, San Bernardino, California: The Good, The Very Good, and the Ugly. Craig Goralski, Alexis Gray. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395378)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America