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the identification of the corpses from the battle of Fromelles

Démolin Louane
3F

Interdisciplinary practical lessons (history, english, P.E., science, french)

In 2009, 166 out of 250 soldiers were identified.

19th to 20th July 1916

  • Oxford Archaeology's archaeologists
  • Australian,French and British historians
  • Archivists of the Australian and Britian army

8500 victims

Soldiers in a trench

http://www.remembrancetrails-northernfrance.com/no_cache/walking-and-cycling/single/road/la-bataille-de-fromelles.html

Mechanical searches

"Artefacts"

Handwork

Metals detector, X-rays

Sieving

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Osteo-archeaologists doing the searches

archaeological researcher who deals with the study of bones found on archaeological sites

More than 6000 objects were found.

https://www.musee-bataille-fromelles.fr/les-expositions/de-lombre-la-lumiere-lexposition-permanente

Dentition

https://www.world-archaeology.com/features/fromelles/

DNA profiling

It completes the other techniques.

Problem:

"Dilution"

Solutions:

To look the mitochondrial DNA (maternal line).

DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid

Fromelles, Pheasant Wood, Military Cemetery

Opened the July 19th 2010.

The first soldier was burried on the Saturday January 13th 2010.

"Known unto God"

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Known_unto_God

Commonwealth War Graves Commission