• Force of Nature

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    Dear Amanda, You are a force of Nature with your knowledge, passion, talent and creativity. The blending of artist and scientist is fascinating and your career is amazing. Reconstructing faces from skulls seems like an impossible task, but you explained it so well that even the lay mind can get an inkling of your techniques. …Thanks for staying longer than just one hour. Our crowd demanded it. I didn’t dare cut you off or they would have had my head. Best Regards, Clair B. Gunnels
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  • Powerful Story Telling

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    Amanda offers talks on some of the most exciting anthropology finds in North America. Her presentations captivate audiences by combining history and technology, forensics and art wrapped up in sharp visual slide shows with powerful story telling.
    *** 2009 The Buffalo Soldier National Museum
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Forensic sculptor, Amanda Danning specializes in historical facial reconstructions. She uses the most current forensic and anatomical science to determine what someone looked like while living from the skull after death. Their remains have been found under the most interesting of circumstances – sometimes lay archaeologists on weekend digs, sometimes as the result of years of grave robbing and sometimes after decades of research by state and national institutions.

She describes her work as an interpretation of the work and understanding of archaeologists and anthropologists who have spent their lives studying our history. Dr. Douglas Owsley, Head of Forensic Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History says her works are “…powerful teaching tools that help explain what the forensic anthropologist can discover from the skeleton.”

Amanda is a sought after speaker who weaves science, art and research from archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and even research she and her husband do on their vacations into compelling narratives that entertain and educate audiences across Texas and New Mexico.

2009 The Buffalo Soldier National Museum

2009
The Buffalo Soldier National Museum

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