Lip Prints and Crime

  Fans of any of the popular crime lab shows on TV may like to say “thank you” to a French criminologist named Edmond Locard.[i] Dubbed the “French Sherlock Holmes”, he opened the very first crime lab in Lyon, France in 1910. Locard, a student of both medicine and law, was interested in discovering all…

Physiognomy

Physiognomy literally means the overall outer physical characteristics of a person. It can refer specifically to face reading, but it is also a general term that includes any method by which you study a part of the person to understand the whole person, and the outside of the person to learn about the inner person.…

LipStick History

Four thousand five hundred years ago, a Sumerian noblewoman, known as Queen Puabi,[i] lived, ruled, and died in the city of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. In 1920 her body was found in a royal tomb along with the remains of five soldiers, two oxen and their four grooms, plus seventeen ladies-in-waiting, all sacri­ficed…