Ashes from Ashes: Archaeologists and Forensic Dogs Recovering Lost Human Remains
Speaker: Natalie Brodie
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.
Natalie Brodie is a professional archaeologist here in San Diego. She is the current Second Vice President for the San Diego County Archaeological Society and is also a past-President of the Society. Ms. Brodie’s interests include historical archaeology, the history of water development, and GIS applications.