Collins Living Learning Center | Forensic Anthropology
L230 | 14266 | Susan Spencer


Permission to enroll required - contact Yara Clüver at ycluver@indiana.edu

Forensic anthropology is an interdisciplinary science that allows the
researcher to make estimations of age, sex, ancestry, cause of death and time
since death from the bones of an individual. Forensic anthropology has
applications in archaeology and in medico legal cases, including those of
human rights violations.  This course will emphasize theories and methods
regarding the analysis of human skeletal remains from modern and
prehistoric contexts. Lecture and laboratory components will involve learning
how to handle human remains and the basics of personal identification (age,
sex, ancestry, etc). Pathologies, trauma and skeletal anomalies will be
studied on actual specimens.