Tales From the Grave

Forensic sculptor, Amanda Danning specializes in historical facial reconstructions. She uses the most current forensic and anatomical science to determine what someone looked like while living from the skull after death. Their remains have been found under the most interesting of circumstances – sometimes lay archaeologists on weekend digs, sometimes as the result of years of grave robbing and sometimes after decades of research by state and national institutions.

She describes her work as an interpretation of the work and understanding of archaeologists and anthropologists who have spent their lives studying our history. Dr. Douglas Owsley, Head of Forensic Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History says her works are “…powerful teaching tools that help explain what the forensic anthropologist can discover from the skeleton.”

Amanda is a sought after speaker who weaves science, art and research from archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and even research she and her husband do on their vacations into compelling narratives that entertain and educate audiences across Texas and New Mexico.

2009 The Buffalo Soldier National Museum

2009
The Buffalo Soldier National Museum

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