Listening To The Bones [world Service]

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01Listening to the Bones - Part One - The Documentary2016053120160604 (WS)

The Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology and their quest for clues from victims' bones

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in Latin America's violent conflicts. Many are buried in mass graves or as "no names". One team is helping to identify those that have gone missing over the past four decades. The Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology (EAAF), are a world-renowned scientific squad unearthing the evidence and listening to the stories that the bones of fatal victims of violence have to tell.

In episode one, Valeria Perasso and Alejandro Millán discover how the team was born and came to embrace a politically relevant task with scientific tools. They visit their lab and learn how they make bones speak. And, they speak to the sons, daughters, mothers and brothers who have received the remains of their long-sought “disappeared” from the forensics’s hands. What do these bones mean to them?

(Photo: A Skeleton found in an unmarked grave, laid out on a laboratory table)

01Listening to the Bones - Part One - The Documentary20160531

The Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology and their quest for clues from victims' bones

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in Latin America's violent conflicts. Many are buried in mass graves or as "no names". One team is helping to identify those that have gone missing over the past four decades. The Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology (EAAF), are a world-renowned scientific squad unearthing the evidence and listening to the stories that the bones of fatal victims of violence have to tell.

In episode one, Valeria Perasso and Alejandro Millán discover how the team was born and came to embrace a politically relevant task with scientific tools. They visit their lab and learn how they make bones speak. And, they speak to the sons, daughters, mothers and brothers who have received the remains of their long-sought “disappeared” from the forensics’s hands. What do these bones mean to them?

(Photo: A Skeleton found in an unmarked grave, laid out on a laboratory table)

01The Documentary2016053120160604 (WS)

The Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology and their quest for clues from victims' bones

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in Latin America's violent conflicts. Many are buried in mass graves or as "no names". One team is helping to identify those that have gone missing over the past four decades. The Argentine Team of Forensic Anthropology (EAAF), are a world-renowned scientific squad unearthing the evidence and listening to the stories that the bones of fatal victims of violence have to tell.

In episode one, Valeria Perasso and Alejandro Millán discover how the team was born and came to embrace a politically relevant task with scientific tools. They visit their lab and learn how they make bones speak. And, they speak to the sons, daughters, mothers and brothers who have received the remains of their long-sought “disappeared? from the forensics’s hands. What do these bones mean to them?

(Photo: A Skeleton found in an unmarked grave, laid out on a laboratory table)

02Listening to the Bones - Part Two - The Documentary2016060720160611 (WS)

The forensic team looking for clues in bones to look for Latin America's 'disappeared'

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The ground-breaking Argentine forensics team have become advisers and teachers to other teams working across Latin America, helping dig in mass graves and unearth the bones of thousands of people that provide clues to continents 'disappeared'.

Since the early 1980’s, when the famed Texan forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow taught them the techniques that convicted military leaders for large scale human rights abuses in the so called Trials of the Juntas in Argentina, the team has become the world authority in their field.

Valeria Perasso and Alejandro Millán travel to Colombia and witness the search for victims who vanished over the last decade in the country's 50-year-long armed conflict, and hear the voices of families looking for missing young students in Mexico - all with the help of the Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense, or EAAF as they are best known. Their work now seems more relevant than ever, given the need to identify the victims of new forms of violence.

(Photo: Argentine anthropologist Patricia Bernardi puts together pieces of an unidentified skeleton at the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team's office, Buenos Aires. Credit: Getty Images)

02Listening to the Bones - Part Two - The Documentary20160607

The forensic team looking for clues in bones to look for Latin America's 'disappeared'

Investigating global developments, issues and affairs.

The ground-breaking Argentine forensics team have become advisers and teachers to other teams working across Latin America, helping dig in mass graves and unearth the bones of thousands of people that provide clues to continents 'disappeared'.

Since the early 1980’s, when the famed Texan forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow taught them the techniques that convicted military leaders for large scale human rights abuses in the so called Trials of the Juntas in Argentina, the team has become the world authority in their field.

Valeria Perasso and Alejandro Millán travel to Colombia and witness the search for victims who vanished over the last decade in the country's 50-year-long armed conflict, and hear the voices of families looking for missing young students in Mexico - all with the help of the Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense, or EAAF as they are best known. Their work now seems more relevant than ever, given the need to identify the victims of new forms of violence.

(Photo: Argentine anthropologist Patricia Bernardi puts together pieces of an unidentified skeleton at the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team's office, Buenos Aires. Credit: Getty Images)

02The Documentary2016060720160611 (WS)

The ground-breaking Argentine forensics team have become advisers and teachers to other teams working across Latin America, helping dig in mass graves and unearth the bones of thousands of people that provide clues to continents 'disappeared'.

Since the early 1980’s, when the famed Texan forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow taught them the techniques that convicted military leaders for large scale human rights abuses in the so called Trials of the Juntas in Argentina, the team has become the world authority in their field.

Valeria Perasso and Alejandro Millán travel to Colombia and witness the search for victims who vanished over the last decade in the country's 50-year-long armed conflict, and hear the voices of families looking for missing young students in Mexico - all with the help of the Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense, or EAAF as they are best known. Their work now seems more relevant than ever, given the need to identify the victims of new forms of violence.

(Photo: Argentine anthropologist Patricia Bernardi puts together pieces of an unidentified skeleton at the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team's office, Buenos Aires. Credit: Getty Images)

The forensic team looking for clues in bones to look for Latin America's 'disappeared'