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Discussion of flesh-eating beetles to be included in anthropological meeting

The Museum of Osteology's education director will discuss the topic “From Flesh Eating Beetles to Skeletal Articulation” at the February meeting of the Oklahoma City chapter of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society.

Ashley Mason-Burns-Meerschaert will speak to the group at 6 p.m. Thursday at Will Rogers Park Garden Center, 3400 NW 36.

Mason-Burns-Meerschaert develops programs and curriculum at the Museum of Osteology and assists in managing the museum’s 7,000 skeletal specimens. She began self-teaching skeletal processing and articulation in 2012. Today, she maintains and breeds colonies of flesh-eating beetles for processing ethically sourced specimens. Her favorite programs to teach at the museum include forensic pathology and forensic osteology, which combine her love of criminal justice and bones.