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The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State (FACTS) is a multifaceted forensic anthropological research, teaching, and outreach center within the Department of
Anthropology. FACTS encompasses a body donation program, the outdoor Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF) on Freeman Ranch, the Osteological Research and Processing Laboratory (ORPL), within the Freeman Ranch Multi-Purpose Facility, and the Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Research Laboratory (GEFARL).

What do we do?

FACTS faculty and students conduct forensic anthropology research in human decomposition processes, the postmortem interval, human skeletal variation, and forensic osteological methods.
FACTS faculty and staff work with outside researchers to facilitate studies in human decomposition, skeletal variation, and osteological methods.
FACTS faculty instruct graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in anthropology.
FACTS offers workshops, short courses, and other training in forensic anthropology and body recovery for professionals and students.
FACTS faculty are experts in forensic anthropology and provide complete forensic anthropological case services for law enforcement, medical examiner’s offices, lawyers, and others.
FACTS faculty and students offer high quality osteological consulting and research for archaeologists, cultural resource managers, government agencies, and private entities.

Make a Financial Donation to Support Our Mission

We humbly encourage you to support FACTS by providing a financial contribution to support the education, research, and outreach goals of our mission. Your financial support helps us provide no or low cost body donations for individuals and families, support student research, purchase essential equipment, and provide high quality training to students and law enforcement. Financial contributions can be made in the memory of loved ones.
If you would like to support the mission and goals of the FACTS, you can do so by
1) making a general gift or a gift in memorium using a credit card by clicking here (Donate with Credit Card),
2) make a check payable to “FACTS” and send to Forensic Anthropology Center, Texas State University, Department of Anthropology, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666 or
3) giving through the University  Development Office online. Please specify “Forensic Anthropology.” For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions. If you are interested in becoming a body donor, please click on the Donation tab.

Read more about FACTS and our 2013-2014 Fund Raising Campaign by downloading the file below.


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Proceeds from the sale of t-shirts go to help support our mission. T-shirt sales help us provide no or low cost body donations for individuals and families, support student research, purchase essential equipment, and provide high quality training for students and law enforcment.

To purchase a FACTS t-shirt click on the t-shirt link below


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