Think Science: Forensic Discoveries | Texas Public Radio

Think Science: Forensic Discoveries

Jul 21, 2020

At TPR’s next Think Science event, we will explore how the use of forensic science can lead to startling discoveries; helping to solve crimes, or unearthing previously hidden evidence and details about people and places that came before us. Learn from experts in the field about how forensic science works, including a virtual tour of an outdoor “body ranch” in central Texas that serves as a research laboratory. 

The panel will also explore and discuss the recent archaeological discoveries excavated around the downtown area during the city’s on-going revitalization project, as well as other findings by forensic scientists.  And they’ll examine how the forensic sciences shape the development of downtown San Antonio. 

This virtual event will be presented via a live GoToMeeting link, where you'll have the opportunity to ask questions of our panelists. Join us on Friday, August 21 at noon.

Sign up to participate here:


  • Dr. Daniel Wescott, Texas State University
  • Matthew Elverson, RPA, City of San Antonio Archaeologist
  • Dr. Shawn Marceaux, City of San Antonio archaeologist


  • Nathan Cone