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Forensic Anthropology & Related Programs

WCU's Forensic Anthropology Program along with the Division of Educational Outreach, are pleased to offer these unique workshops to Law Enforcement personnel, medicolegal professionals as well as undergraduate or graduate level college-level students. We even offer a special summer day camp for high school students. All workshops are held on WCU's campus in Cullowhee.


Women identifying bones


Forensic Anthropology and Burned Remains

November 8-10, 2024** |   $349   |  Limt 40
Starts at 1:00pm on Friday, November 8.

WCU Cullowhee Campus

** Please note the date of the course has changed since registration opened due to a conflict with another major university event****

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This course will act as an introduction and brief survey of forensic anthropology and the analysis of burned human remains. The course is meant for investigators that may encounter human remains in various states of thermal alteration. Course topics will include: the evaluation of material for medicolegal significance; human and non-human osteology; skeletal trauma analysis; taphonomic analysis; and recovery strategies for fire scenes including burned human remains. Note this class will include a hands-on component using a controlled-burn scene with human remains. 

This course is open to professional fire and death investigators only. Restrictions may apply. 

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