Forensic Anthropology Methods
This is a laboratory based course held at the Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Laboratory using the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection. The course is designed for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of forensic anthropological methods for developing a biological profile, establishing positive identification, and interpreting bone trauma. Topics include human versus non-human osteology, skeletal inventory, estimation of biological characteristics (age, sex, ancestry, stature), identification methods, and trauma interpretation. Participants will gain hands-on training by examining human remains during the course. Experienced students will have access to over 400 skeletons that are curated as part of our skeletal collection to gain experience with modern human skeletal variation.
Previous knowledge of human skeletal anatomy is required.
Upcoming dates for the course are:
June 13-17, 2022
TCOLE credits available.
Any hotel/motel within San Marcos will be within 15 minutes of the workshop site. You may ask for the Texas State Rate at some hotels for an additional discount.
FACTS is not responsible for your stay.
We offer several courses in June around the same time as this course. Many enthusiastic participants register for more than one.