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Human Remains Recovery Course

This course is designed for persons that want to enhance their knowledge of forensic recovery techniques in anFACTS Icon outdoor context. The course will include two days of lecture and three full days of hands on recovery at the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility. Participants of the course will gain practical knowledge and experience identifying, recording, and recovering scattered and buried human remains. Lecture topics will include basic methods for estimating the post mortem interval, basic human osteology, and the role of the forensic anthropologist in medicolegal death investigations. Please contact Sophia Mavroudas at or 512-245-1900 for details.
This field recovery course is primarily designed for law enforcement agents, death investigators, medical examiners, and others in the medico-legal community. Graduate students must have consent from the Director of the FACTS before applying. Previous knowledge of human skeletal anatomy is desired but not mandatory for involvement in the course.
Upcoming sessions are

January 2-6, 2017 and June 5-9, 2017

Tuition: $800/participant

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM daily

Location. Multipurpose classroom and Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, 2101 Freeman Ranch Road, San Marcos, TX 78666

TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education) credit available to Texas participants.

ABMDI credit available.

Pay by Credit Card

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You may pay the tuition or deposit by credit card by clicking on the PAY BY CREDIT CARD  link below and following the instructions. If paying by credit card, please contact Sophia Mavroudas at 512-245-1900 or and provide your name, address, agency, phone number and email.



June 5-9 Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the brand new Fairfield Inn and Suites in San Marcos, TX.  Rooms are $109/nte and are being held until May 5, 2017. Participants may contact Fairfield Inn and Suites by 5/5/17 and mention Forensic Anthropology at Texas State for the group rate. Breakfast and WiFi are included in the cost of your room.

FACTS is not responsible for your stay.