Bones found in 1940 on a western Pacific Ocean island were quite likely to be remains from famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new analysis concludes.The study and other evidence “point toward her rather strongly,” University of Tennessee anthropologist Richard Jantz said Thursday. Forensic Anthropology. For comparison, Jantz used an inseam length and waist circumference from a pair of Earhart’s trousers. He also drew on a photo of her holding an oil can to estimate the lengths of two arm bones.Analysis showed “the bones are consistent with Earhart in all respects we know or can reasonably infer,” he wrote in the journal article. It’s highly unlikely that a random person would resemble the bones as closely as Earhart, he wrote.In a phone interview, Jantz noted that some artifacts found on the island also support the possibility that the bones came from Earhart.“I think we have pretty good evidence that it’s her,” he said.
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