Tuesday, May 27, 2014


"On the other hand, relatives both there and in Kurdistan often wanted to help him excavate mass graves, and while helping would laugh and eat ice cream, as if death were simply part of life. And so it was, for each bone was a witness in the present. He always told his students to cry at night; and in the day just listen calmly to what the bones were saying."

Obituary of forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow, The Economist May 14th 2014

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