Our summer training courses are now complete! See below for information on the courses. Dates for 2024 will be posted in November 2023.
Forensic Anthropology Field Methods
This is an intensive course designed to enhance one’s knowledge in forensic recovery techniques. Various mapping techniques and equipment will be discussed and applied to an outdoor context. Participants will be responsible for the recovery of scattered and buried human remains at the Anthropology Research Facility.
This is a hands-on laboratory course introduces participants to basic human osteology and differences with non-human skeletal elements. The course is designed for students and law enforcement and focuses on how to distinguish human from non-human skeletal remains. No previous knowledge required.
Outdoor Recovery Course
This course is designed for medico-legal personnel that are actively involved in the recovery of human remains. Participants will be introduced to the role of the forensic anthropologist in a forensic investigation and how they can assist in the recovery of remains in an outdoor context. Topics covered include the basics of time since death determination and an introduction to new techniques available to law enforcement, the basics of insect collection and the use of entomological data, and forensic odontology. The archaeological approach to surface and burial recovery and the use of current technology available to aid in the recovery of human remains at the Anthropology Research Facility will be emphasized.
You can either pay with credit card or request an invoice.
For an inside look in our training courses, see this video with the FBI Evidence Recovery Team!