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Rachel Nolan: Guatemala’s Graves, 13 July 2023

Still Life with Bones: Genocide, Forensics and What Remains 
by Alexa Hagerty.
Wildfire, 296 pp., £22, March, 978 1 4722 9577 4
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Textures of Terror: The Murder of Claudina Isabel Velásquez and Her Father’s Quest for Justice 
by Victoria Sanford.
California, 200 pp., £24, May, 978 0 520 39345 5
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... atrocities during the 36 years of armed conflict. They work despite repeated death threats. As Alexa Hagerty notes in Still Life with Bones, Guatemala is a popular place to study the techniques of forensic anthropology because of the brutality of the war there, especially in the 1980s, when genocidal violence was carried out against Maya groups. ‘In ...

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