As 19th century ancestral remains arrive at VCU, Forensic Science Department researchers Dr. Tal Simmons and Dr. Baneshwar Singh aim to learn more about who they were.

January 10, 2022

The 19th century human remains discovered in 1994 in an abandoned well on the MCV Campus were transferred on Thursday from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to the Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, where researchers will seek to understand more about who the people were and the cultural and historical context in which they lived. Leading the research will be Joseph Jones, Ph.D., an anthropology professor at the College of William & Mary and Simmons, Ph.D., a professor of forensic science in the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU, who will coordinate the work at VCU in collaboration with Baneshwar Singh, Ph.D., an associate professor of forensic science at VCU. Additional faculty and undergraduate and graduate students from VCU and William & Mary also will be involved.