Forensic Anthropology Field Lab Hosting Summer Courses
KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 25, 2021) — Kennesaw State University's Forensic Anthropology Field Lab is hosting five courses for Summer 2021 as a part of the annual Forensic Fridays Professional Education series for law enforcement, mediocolegal, and investigative professionals. The courses do not fulfill standard undergraduate credit hours.
- Search and Recovery Basics | June 11 | 8 hours
Successful recovery of human remains requires the
right training. Learn proper search techniques for
multiple environments, mapping and documentation
methods, and procedures for efficient coordination of
present parties. This course has both classroom and
- Death and Decomposition | June 25 | 8 hours
Designed for medico-legal professionals who need an
introduction or refresher on the processes of death
and decomposition. Learn the physiological processes
involved, estimation of time-since-death, basic forensic
entomology, and body photography. This course has
both classroom and field components.
- Human Bone Identification | July 9 | 8 hours
The recognition of human bone is vital to locating
missing or deceased persons in a variety of
environments. Learn to distinguish human and animal
remains, identify the natural processes that degrade
bone, and estimate time-since-death of skeletal
remains. Handle actual forensic cases and examples of
remains to consolidate and practice the material.
- Introduction to Forensic Anthropology and
Clandestine Grave Recovery | July 22 - 23 | 16 hours
Learn how anthropologists determine forensic context,
develop the biological profile, assess trauma, and
estimate time-since-death. The latter portion of the
course is designed to introduce you to the procedures
of clandestine grave identification, excavation, and
recovery. This course has both classroom and field
- Special Topics in Human Remains Recovery | July 30 | 8 hours
The proper recovery of human remains is key to
investigating fire-related deaths. Join us for this year’s
Special Topics course and gain scene-based experience
in the recovery of burned remains from common
scenarios. Students must have a minimum 16 hours
of FAFL coursework to register. This course has both
classroom and field components.
Who Should Enroll?
Law enforcement and other medicolegal professionals. Registration restrictions apply.
Click here to register or call 470-578-6765 for more information.