A 1990s excavation of a grave in an 18-19th century cemetery revealed the remains of a 50-55 year old male. The skeleton had been disturbed and the skull and femur bones were placed in a "skull and cross bones" orientation sometime after decomposition was complete. "JB-55" was spelled out on the coffin lid with brass tacks. Join DNA scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System to learn how the decades-old historical archaeology case of "JB-55" has been solved using next-generation DNA technology and profiles from genealogical DNA databases. This event is free! For more information contact us at 301-319-3303 or visit our website at https://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=media.events.2019.scicafe_jul2019.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910