Forensic Anthropology I
PHA 6935 Forensic Anthropology I


This is a 4-credit course.


This course will provide an introduction to the basic knowledge of human anatomy and osteology, including human remains recovery and laboratory processes that are required of a forensic anthropologist. Each module will substitute the hands-on experience typically found in a laboratory setting by presenting carefully selected photographs and illustrated materials that will familiarize students with the practice of the discipline.


Module topic
Module 1 Introduction
Module 2 Basic Bone Biology
Module 3 Human vs. Non human
Module 4 Human Osteology: The Skull and Teeth
Module 5 Human Osteology: The Thorax, Vertebral Column and Pelvis
Module 6 Human Osteology: The Arm and Hand
Module 7 Human Osteology: The Leg and Foot
Module 8 Field and Laboratory Work
Module 9 Forensic Anthropology and Mass Fatality
Module 10 Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights

Recommended Materials

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