01:070:218 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

3 credits

Course description: Application of biological anthropology techniques, methods, and theory to the medico-legal setting;  establishment of a positive identification for unknown human remains; analysis of skeletal trauma for insight to an individual’s cause of death; techniques and underlying theory used by anthropologists to recover skeletal remains, reconstruct biological profiles from the skeleton, interpret skeletal trauma, and assist in the identification process.

Preliminary Syllabus:

pdf 218 Bird fall 2019 (109 KB)


Departmental Chair
Ryne Palombit
Email - Ryne Palombit
Fall 21 Office Hrs.

Monday 5:30-6:30 pm, virtual
Wednesday 5:30-6:30 pm, virtual

Undergraduate Director
Robert S. Scott
Email - Robert S. Scott
Office Hours: virtual, by arrangement

Undergraduate Assistant
Maydelle Romero
Email - Maydelle Romero
Available by email M-F 9-5