Our Most Popular Videos of All Time
From the real-life version of "Bones" to a very smart octopus, these fantastic videos capture the best of wildlife, history and travel
- By Smithsonian.com
- Smithsonian.com, March 12, 2012
Doug Owsley has one of the most intriguing jobs at the Smithsonian. The forensic anthropologist at the National Museum of Natural History assists state and federal law enforcement agencies in identifying skeletal remains and determining causes of death. He has worked on high-profile cases, from Jeffrey Dahmer’s first strike to the victims of the 9/11 Pentagon plane crash. In this video, Owsley discusses some of the colonial cold cases featured in “Written in Bone: Forensic Files of the 17th- Century Chesapeake,” an exhibition at the museum through January 6, 2013. Unlike TV shows like “Bones” or “CSI,” this, he says, is the real deal.
Read our story about the exhibition »