One Doctor’s Job
Forensic anthropologist Bruce Anderson was examining the skeleton of an adolescent boy, whose age was somewhere between 14 and 17. His mummified remains were found on the Tohono O’odham land west of Tucson on July 15. The only lead to his identity was a missing front tooth with the neighboring teeth crowding together in the space. The process takes time, and Dr. Anderson faced a backlog of 14 new skeletons in addition to the 40 active cases he was investigating…
- What is the process a Forensic Anthropologist goes through?
- How long does it take to thoroughly examine a skeleton?
- Are the cop shows we all love so much accurate at all?
Find out the answers and more when Dr. Bruce Anderson tells us about his career and addresses our many questions.
About the Speaker
Bruce E Anderson is a Forensic Anthropologist for the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner (PCOME), in Tucson, Arizona. Dr Anderson received his PhD degree in 1998 from the University of Arizona, where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
October Fundraising Raffle
October is also our big fundraising raffle. Every year, chapter members donate amazing goodies that can be won (potentially) for the price of a one-dollar ticket. In the past we’ve had weekend vacations, alpha-smarts, exquisite jewelry, and many fun baskets.
The raffle is 100% member supported and goes to fund chapter speakers and activities, so if you’ve got something special to donate, bring it along. Contact email@example.com with any questions, and bring cash!
Meeting fee of $25 members, $30 guests and walk-ins includes lunch selected from a menu of three items during Saturday morning check-in. SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. Walk-ins are welcome, but whenever possible, please guarantee your spot by reserving on our payments page or by emailing reservations@tucsonRWA.org no later than 8 am Wednesday before the meeting .
LUNCH ORDERS ARE COLLECTED AT 10am. If you plan to be late, contact reservations@tucsonRWA.org so we will be prepared to order on your behalf.
This event takes place at our regular venue, the Clarion Hotel, 4550 S. Palo Verde Rd., Tucson & will include a chapter business meeting.