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Mesa, Arizona    
December 3-7, 2018


Introducing UW Oshkosh's new Forensic Anthropology Institute, designed to assist medicolegal and law enforcement professionals in the state of Wisconsin by providing excellent training in forensic anthropology and conducting scientific research relevant to field. The upcoming short courses have been developed specifically for coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement officials, attorneys and related professionals.         

Burial Excavation Short Course $125

May 22, 2018

EARLY BIRD RATE $99 register by April 2, 2018

This one-day, hands-on course is designed for medicolegal and law enforcement professionals who are involved in death investigations and the recovery of skeletonized human remains. Through completion of the course, participants will learn how to set up a grid square for spatial control during recovery, excavate human skeletal remains, map a grave and create a burial inventory. All techniques will be instructed through short lectures and practiced using buried teaching skeletons on the UW Oshkosh campus. 


Basics in Forensic Anthropological Methods Short Course $125

May 23, 2018

EARLY BIRD RATE $99 register by April 2, 2018

This one-day, hands-on course designed for professionals who might rely on forensic anthropology in the course of their work introduces how forensic anthropologists can contribute to death investigations. Personnel who would benefit from such a course include (but are not limited to) medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement and attorneys. Topics covered include sex estimation, race estimation, age estimation, determination of the cause and manner of death, determination of forensic significance and estimation of the postmortem interval. The course includes short instructional lectures, hands-on activities and quizzes for each topic. 




Jordan Karsten is a biological anthropologist with interests in human osteology and forensic anthropology. He earned a doctorate in anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany in 2014. He has conducted research investigating the utility of methods used to estimate demographic parameters from the human skeleton. He also has worked with law enforcement in Wisconsin on death investigations. Additionally, Karsten teaches anthropology and criminal justice classes at UW Oshkosh focused on these areas, including Human Osteology, Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Forensic Anthropology.



Wisconsin Association for Identification
1578 S 11th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204


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