FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY FOR THE CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR
Instructor: Kelly Gillis, M.A., F-ABMDI Course length: 24 hours
This is a hands-on anthropology course designed to include lecture, discussion, and workshops dealing with taphonomic changes that lead to the skeletonization process of the human body.
The lecture and discussion portion of the class will review human osteology, which is most useful in determining human bones from non-human bones, identification of bones, and determining the minimum number of individuals present in mass graves. Participants will also learn how to determine the sex, age, race, and stature in skeletal remains. In the workshop participants will learn how to apply the discussion topics to actual bones. They will learn the ballistic effects on bone, as well as determining sharp force injury patterns.