The University of Arizona

Bone Camp - 'The World of Forensic Anthropology'

Are you curious about how forensic anthropologists can "read the bones" to create a biological profile and establish an identification of the deceased? Are you interested in a career in forensic science, osteology (study of bones) or law enforcement? This summer, come experience the skeleton in all its glory! Hands-on labs will include a guided exploration of skeletal anatomy, facial anatomy and techniques for circumstantial and positive identification. At the same time, you will work on a clay facial reconstruction of an unknown "skull" (plaster cast), which you will take home at the end of the week. Natural bone specimens will be examined and cadaver material may be made available for optional study (those choosing to view cadavers will be prepared by an orientation). Over snacks at the conclusion of the week, we will compare reconstructions and discuss the various career directions in forensic science and anthropology.

Facial reconstruction supplies are included in the fee.

Enrollment is limited to 20 students.

Registration deadline is June 6, or sooner if the camp is full.

June 11, 2012   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Audience Size: 
Small (1-50)


Main Campus
Life Sciences North
Tucson, AZ
United States

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