Dead Men Do Tell Tales Topics for Discussion

William R. Maples
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What is forensic anthropology? How is it distinct from related fields like forensic pathology?

Why does Maples think that forensic anthropology is an important science? Why does he think the practice of forensic anthropology is in decline? What are his arguments that the decline should be reversed?

How does Maples become interested in forensic anthropology? How does he become a forensic anthropologist?

What is Maples's most difficult and frustrating case? Please recount the case in as much detail as you can and explain why Maples finds the case so difficult.

Please name two of the famous individuals whose bones Maples examines. How does he come to examine them? What does he discover about them?

Maples claims not to theologize about evil, but it still fascinates him. In what sense is Maples fascinated by evil? How has he most often encountered it?

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