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

The 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
  • Proper evidence collection.

Additionally, you will learn about analysis in a laboratory. Laboratory analysis of skeletal material (in the form of the complete human skeleton) will include the inventory, measurement, and estimation of age, sex, ancestry, stature, pathology, individuating features. 

Credits Available: ABMDI (40 credit hours), POST / LESB and Department of Safety and Professional Services credits pending.

Disclaimer: As this course is organized independently, the views and opinions of the presenters are also independent and do not represent those of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators

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

Summer 2022

Timeline:  June 6-11 | 8 AM-5 PM

Location: UW-Parkside campus and grounds, Room TBD

Investment: $749 (10% price increase after May 23)

Credits Available: ABMDI (40 credit hours), POST / LESB and Department of Safety and Professional Services credits pending

Workshop Schedule

JUNE 6-11  |  8 AM-5 PM

Summer 2022

June 6

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

June 7

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

June 8

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

June 9

Morning  |  Continue excavation / evidence collection
Afternoon  |  Close site

June 10

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

June 11

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


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

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