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Department of Anthropology | Forensic Anthropology



Saddleback student Natalie Barg at the University of Tennessee's famous Body Farm summer 2011 articulating a body just recovered.











Anth 100: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology


An introduction to the methods, techniques, and procedures of forensic anthropology. Covers human osteology, biological variation, taphonomy, and personal identification in the study of human remains for medico-legal purposes.This class contains graphic images of the deceased as well as real human bones for examination. Extreme care and mature behavior are required for this course. No pictures are allowed except with my permission.

An on-site excavation excercise is conducted toward the end of the course to determine the student's level of comprehension of methods discussed in class.

Below are SAMPLE syllabi. Office hours and dates do not apply.

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology Syllabus