ANT 361 Forensic Anthropology

Forensic anthropology is a popular subject for TV crime dramas, but what do forensic anthropologists really do? This course is an introduction to the knowledge, methods, and skills applied by forensic anthropologists to identify human remains in a variety of medical and legal contexts. Via a series of case studies, the course covers topics such as general human osteology; skeletal indicators of age, sex, disease, trauma, and occupation; decomposition; and applications of forensic anthropology to crime scenes, mass disasters, and human rights cases.




ANT 120 or permission of the instructor.