Reconstructing the Faces of the Franklin Expedition
Forensic techniques used to put flesh on bones
Research led by archaeologist Dr. Douglas Stenton - the Director of Heritage for the Government of Nunavut, and a key member of the team that found Franklin's ship, H.M.S. Erebus last year - has literally put faces on two skulls of crew from the expedition.
The skulls were originally located in 1859, buried, then uncovered again more recently. It is hoped that the facial reconstruction may result in family members coming forward for DNA testing, to help identify the two men.
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