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Forensic Anthropology Workshop


This 6-day workshop focuses on the proper techniques associated with the location, identification, and collection of human remains and attendant physical evidence in forensic context.

About this workshop

This full mock grave excavation will cover special topics including remote sensing techniques such as aerial photography and drone / FLIR footage, hands on experience with scent dogs, GPR, GPS, and Faro 3D mapping, forensic archaeological methods, scene photography, and proper evidence collection.

Analysis in the laboratory will then include the inventory, measurement, and estimation of age, sex, ancestry, stature, pathology, individuating features, etc., of genuine skeletal material in the form of a complete human skeleton.

This workshop caters to all levels of experience including medico-legal death investigators, and law enforcement seeking continuing education credits.

Workshop Schedule

JUNE 8-13  |  8 AM-5 PM

Summer 2020

June 8

Morning  |  Intros / rules, lecture, case intro, drone search, scent dogs
Afternoon  |  Finding the region of interest (line search, flagging, clearing the land)

June 9

Morning  |  Geophys, mapping, etc
Afternoon  |  Establishing the grave, gridding

June 10

Morning  |  Begin excavation / evidence collection
Afternoon  |  Continue excavation / evidence collection

June 11

Morning  |  Continue excavation / evidence collection
Afternoon  |  Close site

June 12

Morning  |  Lab analysis (including anthropology lecture)
Afternoon  |  Lab analysis

June 13

Morning  |  Surface remains
Afternoon  |  Lab analysis / close of class

Summer 2020

Timeline:  June 8-13 | 8 AM-5 PM

Location: UW-Parkside campus and grounds

Investment: $749 (10% price increase after May 25)

Credits Available: credits pending


Mon-Fri  |  8 am-4:30 pm 


900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144 
Tallent Hall 202
Parking: Lot T


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Professional and Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.

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