Jessica Thompson, Emory University (IMAGE) Emory Health Sciences Caption Emory University anthropologist Jessica Thompson is at work in the field in Africa. She specializes in the study of what happens to bones after an animal dies. Credit Photo courtesy Jessica Thompson. Usage Restrictions Must be credited. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.