Nat Geo Explorer: Christine Lee

As a child, Christine Lee was fascinated with identifying and reconstructing bones from fried chicken dinners and Thanksgiving turkeys. Today, she works as a bioarchaeologist, studying ancient human skeletons to uncover the secrets of Chinese civilizations. Lee's search often begins with a tooth. Teeth can reveal where a population came from and their history. "I hope my findings help show the world the richness and diversity of China—the many different people, strong cultures, and fascinating histories it holds," she says.