Events

2018 Summer Short Course in Forensic Archaeology

Mercyhurst University 501 E. 38th St., Erie

Forensic Archaeology with Dennis Dirkmaat, PhD, D-ABFA: This five-day course covers the search for, documentation, recovery, and interpretation of human remains from surface scatters, burials, fatal fires, and mass disaster scenes, use of cadaver dogs, laboratory interpretation of postmortem alterations to remains (taphonomy), traditional paper-based mapping techniques, and advanced documentation using an electronic total station and survey-grade […]

2018 Summer Short Course in Human and Comparative Osteology

Mercyhurst University 501 E. 38th St., Erie

An intensive introduction to osteology or the perfect review. Days 1-3 will rapidly cover anatomical terminology and the identification, siding, and key features of human bones and teeth using donated human remains and teaching specimens. Days 4-5 use a large faunal collection to study the human skeleton in comparison to other species that commonly appear in […]

2018 Summer Short Course in Skeletal Biological Profile

Mercyhurst University 501 E. 38th St., Erie

This five-day course covers the history, evolution, and current use of techniques for assessing age, sex, ancestry, and stature from human skeletal remains.  Recent advancements in qualitative and quantitative methods and the presentation of findings in case reports and case testimony will also be covered. Hands-on lab exercises will utilize donated human remains, forensic cases […]

2018 Summer Short Course in Skeletal Trauma

Mercyhurst University 501 E. 38th St., Erie

This five-day course, taught by renowned trauma expert Dr. Steven Symes, covers current analytical methods in the interpretation of ante-, peri-, and postmortem bone trauma from preliminary interpretation of trauma at autopsy to biomechanical and taphonomic interpretations in the laboratory. The course includes extensive hands-on experience using donated remains, casts, and case specimens. Visit our […]

2018 Summer Short Course in Stable Isotopes

Mercyhurst University 501 E. 38th St., Erie

An introduction to the principles of isotope biogeochemistry, including history of the field, notation, standardization, water/meteorological cycles (O), current global cycles (C,N,S), and the use of stable isotopes for the interpretation of climate, geographic mobility, and diet. Course includes a lab component focusing on the preparation of carbonate samples. Visit our website (www.ForensicAnthCourses.com)for expanded course descriptions, […]