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Dhody Osteological Consulting, LLC is operated by Anna N. Dhody, MFS. Ms. Dhody received her BA in archaeology with a minor in anthropology from Boston University in 1997. In 1999, she received a Master’s in Forensic Science with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology from The George Washington University.

Ms. Dhody has several years of experience in the osteological field as both a physical and forensic anthropologist. She began her career in 1999 as an osteologist for Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology as part of the NAGPRA Repatriation Team. In 2003, Ms. Dhody traveled to Peru to work with the United Nations Development Programme and the Public Ministry of Peru, identifying some of the estimated 69,000 “Desaparecidos”, the disappeared, who were killed between 1980 and 2000 by both the government at the time and The Shining Path. While in Peru, Ms. Dhody taught Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology to employees of the Public Ministry and also performed analysis on many of the found remains.

She is now the Collections Manager at the Mütter Museum where she helped create the new exhibit “A Body of Parts,” a wet specimen open storage display. She is also conducting a thorough analysis of the Mütter’s entire osteological collection.

Ms. Dhody has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. She is the author of “The Underground Crime Scene: The Use of Archaeological Excavation Techniques in the Recovery of Buried Crime Scene Evidence,” a manual that is currently used by law enforcement agencies in several countries.

To view more of Anna Dhody's background view her C.V.: Anna_Dhody_CV.PDF

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