One of my favorite areas of research combines bioarchaeology and history. Being able to identify people and link them to their skeletal remains enables insight into their lives, such as connecting evidence for broken bones to specific life events. If the past is a story, combining bioarchaeological data and written documents adds flourishes to already fascinating tales. The identification of four of the leading men from early Jamestown is one such example.
Scientists say they have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement.
Even more interesting then the news report, however, is the chance to view the burials via three dimensional capture. The Smithsonian's X 3D program has put up a number of these 3D models, including the Jamestown burials.