Scattered Episode 15: The Canadian Casualty Identification Program – Interview with Dr. Sarah Lockyer

Dr. Sarah Lockyer is a Biological Anthropologist and is the Casualty Identification Coordinator for the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence. She works with people around the world to identify Canadian service members who have fallen in battle during WWI, WWII and the Korean Conflict, and provide them with a dignified burial.Continue reading “Scattered Episode 15: The Canadian Casualty Identification Program – Interview with Dr. Sarah Lockyer”

Scattered Episode 14: A Service to the Dead – Interview with Lara Indra & Dr. David Errickson

Dr. David Errickson is a Forensic Archaeologist with Cranfield University and is part of the team comprising Cranfield Recovery and Identification of the Conflict Casualties (CRICC). While he has worked with forensic cases in the UK, he also works internationally on historical cases, primarily with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). Lara Indra is aContinue reading “Scattered Episode 14: A Service to the Dead – Interview with Lara Indra & Dr. David Errickson”

Scattered Episode 13: Putting Humanity into Archaeology – Interview with Sarah Woodman

Sarah Woodman (formerly Huq) is the Cultural Places Officer at Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She was a consulting archaeologist for over 10 years and this is how she and I met. In this episode we talk about: Sarah’s background, how she got into archaeology, and why curiosity was pivotalContinue reading “Scattered Episode 13: Putting Humanity into Archaeology – Interview with Sarah Woodman”

Scattered Episode 12: Next of Kin & the Forensic Anthropologist – Interview with Dr. Nicholas Marquez-Grant

Dr. Nicholas Marquez-Grant is a Forensic Anthropologist with Cranfield University. While he has worked with forensic cases in the UK, he also works internationally on historical, humanitarian, and forensic cases. This episode involves discussion of difficult topics such as mass graves, war, conflict, disasters, and damaged or incomplete human remains. Please be advised that whileContinue reading “Scattered Episode 12: Next of Kin & the Forensic Anthropologist – Interview with Dr. Nicholas Marquez-Grant”

Scattered Episode 11: For the Love

Recent events have caused me to reflect on what brought me to this place of researching and talking about scattered and scavenged remains. In this podcast, you’ll hear about: My anthropological education about translating knowledge between groups Some of my childhood background that caused me to love research and nature How I found anthropology, humanContinue reading “Scattered Episode 11: For the Love”

Scattered Episode 10: Christine Hymanyk – Student Experiment

I met Christine Hymanyk when she and some of her classmates joined the search for the remains of a pig carcass in October 2021. She was an undergraduate student in Anthropology at the University of Alberta. Christine had conducted a small experiment in her own time to discover if there were any differences in theContinue reading “Scattered Episode 10: Christine Hymanyk – Student Experiment”

Scattered Episode 09: Shari & the Pig Trials – The Search & Results

This episode continues from Episode 7: Shari & the Pig Trials – The Set-up. I recommend you go back and listen to that episode before listening to this, if you haven’t yet done so. In October 2021, we conducted a search exercise on two of the four pig carcasses we deposited near Edmonton. This searchContinue reading “Scattered Episode 09: Shari & the Pig Trials – The Search & Results”

Scattered Episode 08: A Police View on Scattered Remains – Interview with A/Det. Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson is an Acting Detective with the Edmonton Police Service. We met in August 2021 when Shari Forbes and I traveled to Edmonton to set-up a some sites for the “pig trials”. Amanda was a member of the Missing Persons Unit when we first met, but has recently been promoted to the Homicide Unit.Continue reading “Scattered Episode 08: A Police View on Scattered Remains – Interview with A/Det. Amanda Johnson”

Scattered Episode 07: Shari & the Pig Trials – The Set-up

Shari Forbes, Ph.D, is a chemist who specializes in the scent of decomposition. She has a “body farm”, REST(ES) at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Quebec, and works with law enforcement dog handlers across Canada to train the dogs on the scent of human cadavers. In April 2021, Shari reached out to my colleague,Continue reading “Scattered Episode 07: Shari & the Pig Trials – The Set-up”

Scattered Episode 06: Bears – Interviews with Dan, Dave and Lyle

Dan Zadra, David Lewis, and Lyle Willmarth all work with Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Many big thanks to these men for sharing their wisdom with me! Dan is a Wildlife/Property Technician who used to be a hunting guide. Dave works seasonally and part-time with CPW, and Lyle is full-time veteran with over 25 years underContinue reading “Scattered Episode 06: Bears – Interviews with Dan, Dave and Lyle”