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Alan Morris Explains Why Teeth Are "Something of a Subplot" in Missing and Murdered

Missing and MurderedAlan Morris recently spoke to Penny Haw about his book, Missing and Murdered: A Personal Adventure in Forensic Anthropology, which he wrote after realising how fascinated people were by the stories he told at dinner parties about his work in forensic anthropology.

Read the interview to find out why “teeth are something of a subplot” in Missing and Murdered:

When, in the early 1970s, Alan Morris had to select a major for his degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, in Canada, he settled on biology. And why not? He did, after all, enjoy fishing.

Little did he imagine that within five years he’d be living in SA — never to leave. Or that he’d become one of the country’s leading forensic anthropologists or, as he prefers, “a physical anthropologist or anatomist with a knowledge base of skeletal biology, which means I know a great deal about the human skeleton … I know a lot about it when you’re dead and I know a reasonable amount when you’re alive”.

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