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)


Undergraduate Director
Robert S. Scott
Email - Robert S. Scott
Fall 22 Office Hours

Monday 2-3:30 pm BIO-210 or by apptmt

Undergraduate Assistant
Maydelle Romero
Email - Maydelle Romero
Available by email M-F 9-5; In office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

 Departmental Chair
Ryne Palombit
Email - Ryne Palombit
Fall 22 Office Hours

Monday 5:30-6:30 BIO-209A or by apptmt
Tuesday 1:30-2:30 virtual or by apptmt