Underground History: Dogs Finding Ashes Within Ashes
Archaeology tends to deal with events in the remote past. But it also has value in the present; people with skills digging carefully in the ground have proven helpful in disaster situations.
Like the deadly fires in California, where archaeologists and canine forensic units have helped recover human cremains. Not people who died in the fire, but people already cremated whose families still had their ashes.
That process--dogs and people--is the focus of this month's edition of Underground History, with our partners at the Southern Oregon University Laboratory of Anthropology.