• Question: do you get squeamish?

    Asked by best1huh to Amy on 12 Apr 2024.
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      Amy Rattenbury answered on 12 Apr 2024:

      As a lecturer in forensic anthropology and archaeology, I’m quite accustomed to handling and studying human remains and artefacts that might unsettle some people. Over time, professionals in my field typically develop a clinical and scientific approach to our work, which helps us focus on the analysis and the questions we’re trying to answer, rather than feeling squeamish. This professional detachment is essential for performing detailed and respectful studies of the materials we work with, whether they’re ancient bones or other remains.