FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY AND OSTEOLOGICAL ANALYSES
We offer complete forensic anthropological services to law enforcement, medical examiner offices, defense attorneys, and other agencies. With four forensic anthropologists (including a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Anthropologists), numerous dedicated graduate students, and state-of-the-art laboratories, we have the expertise and resources to aide in
- the search and recovery of human remains,
- discrimination between human and non-human bone,
- laboratory analyses of human remains for purposes of identification,
- interpretation of skeletal trauma,
- estimation of the post mortem interval, and
- histological analysis.
For information on our fees or to request forensic anthropological services, contact the Dr. Daniel Wescott at email@example.com or 512-245-1900. We also conduct bioarchaeological investigations including excavation and complete osteological analyses of the human remains for cultural resource management firms, museums, and archaeologists. Osteological analysis may include the identification of human remains, inventory, minimum number of individuals, interpretation of pathological conditions, trauma interpretation, population demographic structure, and other analyses. Please contact Dr. Daniel Wescott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-245-1900 for an estimate of our rates for your project.
WORKSHOPS AND SHORT COURSES
FACTS hosts workshops for law enforcement officers and forensic anthropology students in the recovery and documentation of human remains, laboratory methods in forensic anthropology and distinguishing human from nonhuman remains. For a complete list and dates of our upcoming training events, click the “Workshops” tab.
TOURS AND TALKS
FACTS strives to provide education opportunities for professionals, students, and the general public. We provide lectures about forensic anthropology and tours of the Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Laboratory to schools, colleges, museums, and others interested in forensic anthropology. Unfortunately, the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility is a closed research facility, and as such there are no tours or visits allowed. Due to the sensitivity of ongoing research and the privacy concerns of body donors and their families, we do not allow access to the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility to anyone other than faculty, enrolled Texas State forensic anthropology graduate students, approved forensic anthropology researchers, or authorized law enforcement personnel during the course of training exercises. To schedule a lecture about forensic anthropology or a tour of the GEFARL, please contact us at FACTS@txstate.edu or 512-245-1900.