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Forensic Anthropology Society


The Forensic Anthropology Society was founded in 2014 and is a registered and recognized student organization at Texas State University - San Marcos. The purpose of the Forensic Anthropology Society is to expose Texas State University students to Forensic Anthropology. Although majority of the student members are Anthropology majors or minors, people of all backgrounds are encouraged to join and participate.

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Forensic Anthropology Society

What is the purpose of the Forensic Anthropology Society?

The organization hopes to bring students from all academic backgrounds to learn more about forensic anthropology through mock excavations, academic conferences and events. As a student organization, we believe that there is a lot of knowledge to be gained from forensic anthropology, through research, archaeological techniques as well as providing resources to students for their academic endeavors.

Forensic Anthropology Society Goals:

Expose students to the field of Forensic Anthropology through:

  • The annual Forensic Anthropology Society conference
  • Guest lecturers
  • Graduate school, field school, internships and other educational information nights

Promote participation through:

  • Mock Excavations
  • Volunteering
  • Fundraising
  • Social Events

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In accordance with these, members of the Forensic Anthropology Society should:

  • Ensure that the exploration of forensic anthropology sites be conducted according to the highest standards under the direct supervision of qualified personnel.