It's not often that my personal interests in MMA and fighting in general meets my professional life as a historian, but every once in a while there's some fun cross-pollination. I'm preparing to teach a course next year on the application of the natural sciences to history, and one aspect of that is the use of forensic techniques to reconstruct patterns of activity and behavior from skeletal remains. With that in mind, I ran across this TV series, which I'll be showing my students next year; I thought it might be of interest to you ladies and gentlemen as well. It's called "Back from the Dead", and it essentially uses forensic techniques to create a biography (an osteobiography, to be precise) of an individual from their bones. The subjects of the series are soldiers, warriors, and fighters from the distant past, including gladiators, crusader knights, samurai, and the sailors of the 18th-19th century royal navy, with more episodes coming up.
Here's the link to the sailors episode:
They're not perfect -- the analysis can be a little overblown at times, but the science is solid and the episodes themselves are pretty entertaining. Enjoy!