DigitalFGCU Exhibitions

A Virtual Gallery Experience

Our DigitalFGCU Exhibitions site connects our digital content to the gallery experience by adding descriptive narratives and multimedia to help tell the story of our special collections.

William R. Maples Collection

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William R. Maples Collection


Dr. William R. Maples (1937-1997) was a world renown forensic anthropologist, who oversaw the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The digital collection includes images and documents pertaining to his many high profile cases, including the identification of the real skeleton of Francisco Pizarro, whose bones were thought to be safely tucked away in a crypt for over 80 years.

Items in the William R. Maples Collection Collection