Osteology Research and Processing Lab
The Osteology Research and Processing Laboratory (ORPL) is located at Texas State's Freeman Ranch in the new Freeman Ranch Multi-Purpose Facility. The Freeman Ranch Multi-Purpose Facility includes a conference center for training, teaching, conferences, and other outreach services. The Osteological Research and Processing Laboratory is used for forensic anthropological casework and processing donated skeletons for the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection. This laboratory is equipped with a state of the art autopsy and processing suite, cold storage facilities, digital radiographic and photographic equipment, as well as geometric morphometric and other osteometric equipment. The Freeman Ranch Multi-Purpose Facility was officially opened on October 20, 2011.