AN 450 Forensic Anthropology 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

This course is both an overview of forensic anthropology and a problem-based course on the use of both criminal justice and archaeological field data recovery techniques for the investigation of archaeological, outdoor crime, disaster scenes and search and recovery. The course is taught partly in a classroom/lab setting, but also has extensive experience in the field and in laboratory contexts. The course content includes forensic archaeological search, survey, mapping, excavation, data recovery, data management, cataloging, preservation, and curation techniques using the most modern methods. In addition students employ excavation and remote sensing techniques to recover animal skeletal material, and to document simulated crime scenes. Students will develop the intellectual skills and practical tools to carry out and conclude an investigation in forensic anthropology.