Each month AAA staff get together for a “Jam Session”, an informative meeting to provide staff with an insight into anthropology. Douglas Ubelaker was the guest of honor at the December Jam Session. Dr. Ubelaker introduced staff to biological and physical anthropology and shared insights on projects he’s led throughout his career. Staff had many questions about the process of carbon dating, the process for handling disasters involving many causalities, and the expanding database of Latin American peoples.
Dr. Ubelaker is the curator of the physical anthropology collection at the National Museum of Natural History and has consulted on hundreds of FBI cases, provided expert testimony in scores of court cases, and is President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.