Instructor: Dr. Maranda Kles
This course will provide a more specialized application to the principles of forensic anthropology through an in-depth look into some of the more common practices of a forensic anthropologist. Addressing the biological profile, comparative osteology, and unique cases that would involve a forensic anthropologist, the student will gain a better understanding of how osteology is applied in forensic casework.
- Identify all major components of the biological profile.
- Understand and explain the methods used to determine each aspect of the biological profile.
- Preliminarily identify skeletal remains as human vs. non-human.
- Understand the major skeletal differences between humans, other mammals, and non-mammals.
- Show familiarity and understanding of different types of fragmented remains that a forensic anthropologist may encounter in casework.
- Understand methods of clandestine grave detection and excavation.
|Module 1||An Introduction to Casework|
|Module 2||Comparative Osteology – Human vs. Non-Human|
|Module 3||The Biological Profile – Age and Sex|
|Module 4||The Biological Profile – Stature and Ancestry|
|Module 5||The Biological Profile – Unique Pathology and Condition|
|Module 6||The Biological Profile – Other Methods of Identification|
|Module 7||The Biological Profile – Trauma and Taphonomy|
|Module 8||Clandestine Grave Detection and Excavation|
|Module 9||Fragmented Remains and Case Examples|
|Module 10||Current Topics in Forensic Anthropology|