The United States Studies Centre held a special screening of documentary film, Etched in Bone.

Made over eight years, Etched in Bone gives extraordinary insight into the deep and enduring conflict between scientific and traditional forms of knowledge.

Drawing on original footage from National Geographic, this carefully crafted documentary explores the impact of one notorious bone theft by a member of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land. Hundred of bones were stolen and deposited in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

USSC Lecturer in American Studies Dr Aaron Nyerges joined the filmmakers Dr Martin Thomas and Dr Béatrice Bijon for a discussion after the screening.