2019 Festival Event:
Forensic Anthropology: Uncovering the Story Hidden in Bones
Bones can tell you a lot of fascinating and surprising information about how an individual lived, how they died, and what happened to them after death. Forensic anthropologists use knowledge gleaned from bones to assist law enforcement, forensic pathologists, and sometimes juries, to assemble and present a case.
This presentation will detail the process involved in each case from digging in the ground to lab analysis and courtroom testimony. Famous cases will highlight the role forensic anthropologists play in crime scene data collection and recovery of deceased individuals.
During hands-on activities, participants will try out some of the methods forensic anthropologists use to construct a biological profile, determine time since death, and analyze trauma.
Presented by: OSU Anthropology Public Outreach Program
Event Series: Adult Science Series