Cops and Writers Podcast

066 Ryburn Dobbs Uncovers The Fascinating World Of Forensic Anthropology

May 08, 2022 Patrick O'Donnell / Ryburn Dobbs Episode 66
Cops and Writers Podcast
066 Ryburn Dobbs Uncovers The Fascinating World Of Forensic Anthropology
Show Notes

For today’s episode, I will be chatting with Ryburn Dobbs. 

Ryburn taught biological anthropology and forensic anthropology at several colleges throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and spent ten years as a forensic anthropologist, working on dozens of death investigations.

In addition to his anthropological pursuits, Ryburn also worked as an investigative analyst, specializing in homicides and unsolved cases.

Ryburn is also an author who intertwines his experiences as a forensic anthropologist in his mystery, thriller, and suspense literary fiction. 


In today’s episode we discuss:

·      What was Ryburn’s path to biological and forensic anthropology? 

·      How did Ryburn get interested in death investigations?

·      What is forensic anthropology? What kind of training is required to become a forensic anthropologist?

·      How and why Ryburn worked with different law enforcement agencies on death investigations, including homicides.

·      How a forensic anthropologist processes a scene where bones are discovered and how they overcome certain obstacles that would make their job more difficult.

·      Common misconceptions regarding forensic anthropology.

·      Ryburn’s writing career! 

 All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.

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