Drowning the Dead

During the exhumation of mass graves in Guatemala, forensic scientists and community members work together to identify the dead. Although their methods may appear irreconcilable, Alexa Hagerty shows in this beautiful text how the dead have a way of reminding themselves to the living that blurs the boundaries between science and dreams, between the biomedical conception of the body and the liveliness of bones – and haunts the anthropologist herself.