0d73ac77117ae2b9af6a97d4c6fa3090Welcome to the newest place to talk about controversies and misconceptions surrounding biological anthropology. This is your resource to all the latest updates about the changing forensic and anthropological technologies and methods.

My name is Ashley DeNardo, and I am a senior print journalism and anthropology student at West Virginia University. I am from the small community of Williamson, New York near Lake Ontario.

I worked as the web editor and as a section editor of WVU’s school newspaper. I also have experience in radio news and won Rookie Newscaster of the Year at  U92 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

In summer of 2015, I attended a forensic anthropology field program in Southern California, where I worked with the country’s leading forensic anthropologist Dr. Alexis Gray and bioarchaeologist Dr. Craig Goralski. I have advanced knowledge in osteology, field methods and theory.

In contrast to the amazing, but slightly hard-to-read blogs by scientists in the related fields (These Bones of Mine, Forensic Anna:thropology), I hope to bring a more relaxed and relatable approach in my analysis of these topics by utilizing my journalism experience. Not only will I explore the scientific side of things, but I also aim to explore how these topics relate to our definitions of social issues and what it means to be human.

For instant updates, follow me on Twitter (@amdenardo) or visit ashleydenardo.com.