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The Human Skeleton in Forensic Anthropology and Medicine
July 27 - July 31$575
This one-week intensive workshop covers most aspects in the analysis of human skeletal remains as they relate to forensic anthropology and forensic medicine. Participants will receive classroom and laboratory training at the Department of Anatomy, John A. Burns School of Medicine of the University of Hawaii, utilizing a broad array of learning materials including contemporary skeletons. Working individually and in small teams, participants will analyze a known-identity human skeleton and compile a biological profile consisting of the individual’s age at death, sex, ancestry, stature, bone disease, and trauma. This is a non-credit educational activity and certificates will be provided to each participant upon successful completion of the course.
Course OutlineTOPICS INCLUDE:
- Handling, preserving, and curating remains; identifying and siding human bones
- Methods for estimating age at death, sex ancestry/race, stature, and personal identity
- Bone disease and healing
- Skeletal trauma
- Non-metric traits and anatomical variants of the human skeleton
- Plastination and preservation of human remains
- 3D photogrammetry and Augmented Virtual Reality of human bones
- Introduction to functional and musculoskeletal anatomy