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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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Forensic Taphonomy

This course is designed to teach participants about the processes of human decomposition, vulture shadowestimation of the postmortem interval, forensic entomology, and the effect of scavengers and weather on bone.  Participants will examine human remains in an outdoor context and be able to discuss the taphonomic processes that have occurred.

Participants of this workshop must have a background in forensic field or scene recovery methods, human osteology, or have previously taken the FACTS Forensic Anthropology Field Recovery Course.

Upcoming dates for this course are:

June 13-15, 2016; Tuition: $400 (includes lunch)

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

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PDF 2016 Flyer (PDF, 272.3 KB)
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Pay by Credit Card

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 FACTS@txstate.edu and provide your name, address, agency, phone number and email.