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The fascinating work undertaken by Kirsty McLeod in forensic anthropology and archaeology was explained to Berwick Rotary Club.

Sunday, 6th May 2018, 9:00 am

Kirsty, who is heavily involved in running the Castle Hotel where the club meets, said the job of studying bones and artefacts was not glamorous and involved working in mud and digging holes, but it was one she loved.

She specialises in work on skeletons and gave a graphic account of one case in Romania where she was able to identify bones that belonged to six people. It was the case she recalled above all others.

She was responsible for carrying out analyses, sex determination and age estimation.

In recent times there had been great technological developments.

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She had been interested in the subjects from an early age.

Her work has taken her all over the world, but she revealed that she hopes soon to be involved in a major project in Castle Terrace, Berwick.