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Forensic Anthropology Center
Department of Anthropology
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-245-1900
Fax: 512-245-6889
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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
  1. the search and recovery of human remains,
  2. discrimination between human and non-human bone,
  3. laboratory analyses of human remains for purposes of identification,
  4. interpretation of skeletal trauma,
  5. estimation of the post mortem interval,
  6. histological analysis,
  7. 3D internal and external inspection and imaging of trauma and other features, and
  8. 3D color printing of trauma for archival purposes 
For information on our fees or to request forensic anthropological services, contact the Dr. Daniel Wescott at dwescott@txstate.edu 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 dwescott@txstate.edu or 512-245-1900 for an estimate of our rates for your project.


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.


FACTS strives to provide educational 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. The Forensic Anthropology Research Facility is a closed research area, and as such ther are no tours or visits allowed. Due to the sensitivity of ongoing resarch and the privacy concerns of body donors and thier families, we do not allow access to the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility to anyone other than faculty, enrolled Texas State University anthropology graduate students, approved forensic science resarchers, and authorized law enforcement personnel during the course of training exercises. To schedule a lecture about forensic anthropology or to tour the laboratory, please contact us at FACTS@txstate.edu or 512-245-1900.