DATE: June 9-13, 2008
LOCATION: National Transportation Safety Board Training Center / Ashburn, VA
This 5-day course uses hands-on lab sessions to teach basic techniques of skeletal analysis. Lectures provide the methodological basis of human osteology and introduce applications used by anthropologists in their work. Forensic pathologists, death investigators, forensic dentists, attorneys and other specialists engaged in multidisciplinary forensic investigations will find this courser an excellent introduction to the field.
The objectives are to:
•Learn the basic anthropological methods to determine age, sex, race and stature from the human skeleton.
•Discern the fundamental differences between human and non-human skeletons.
•Identify the ways forensic anthropology can assist in interpreting skeletal trauma.
•Understand the methods used by forensic anthropologists to identify burned remains.
•Comprehend methods used in body search and excavation techniques.
•Understand the theoretical considerations related to personal identity and evidence and the methods used by forensic anthropologists to establish personal identity from human remains.
•Understand the contribution of DNA analysis and forensic odontology to victim identification.
•Determine how forensic anthropology is integrated into the response to mass disasters.
Mark L. Hovland
Department of Medical Education
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Washington, DC 20306-6000
Phone: (202) 782-2637
Toll Free: (800) 577-3749 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.askafip.org
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