Unsolved mysteries of anthropology

Doug Owsley and Gene Birdsong Tomes
Doug Owsley took part in the Bridger project, which involved the exhumation of the skeletal remains of Gen. Joseph Bridger (d. April 15, 1686) from a small crypt set into the floor of St. Luke's Church in Smithfield, Va.
Courtesy Smithsonian Museum/Studio EIS/Chip Clark

Forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley has investigated mysteries of the dead -- from the early colonists in Virginia to soldiers in the Civil War, to unsolved, present-day murders.