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Think Science: Forensic Discoveries

 Gregg Dimmick, left, and Sol Garza shift through dirt for artifacts from one dig site at the Long Barrack.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio
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Gregg Dimmick, left, and Sol Garza shift through dirt for artifacts from one dig site at the Long Barrack.

At this Think Science virtual event, we 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 also explores 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 San Antonio. 

Panelists:

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

Moderator:

  • Nathan Cone
Nathan has been with TPR since 1995, when he began working on classical music station KPAC 88.3 FM, as host of “Tuesday Night at the Opera.” He soon learned the ropes on KSTX 89.1 FM, and volunteered to work practically any shift that came his way, on either station. He worked in nearly every capacity on the radio before moving into Community Engagement, Marketing, and Digital Media. His reporting and criticism has been honored by the Houston Press Club and Texas Associated Press.