Medical Museum Science Café
The Science and Art of Forensic Facial Reconstruction
When: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(NOTE LOCATION CHANGE THIS MONTH!)
Cost: FREE! Open to the public, no RSVP required.
What: Learn how 3-D modeling and forensic anthropology intersect to reveal
the face of an unknown Civil War soldier. Using CT data of a skull
discovered in 1876 on Morris Island, South Carolina, near the site of
Battery Wagner, a forensic artist and a biomedical engineer worked together
to create a facial reconstruction of the soldier. He is believed to be a
soldier of the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteers, which led its assault
on Wagner the night of July 18, 1863.