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Human Remains Recovery Workshop


FACTS offers workshops and short courses in forensic anthropology, search and recovery methods, discrimination between human and non-human bone, histological methods, and advanced methods in forensic anthropology. Many of our courses are accredited by the American Board of Medical Death Investigators and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. 

We can also customize courses to meet your needs.

Workshop Table

WorkshopDates OfferedStatus
Human Osteology 3-DayMay 29-31, 2024Full
Human Remains RecoveryJune 3-7, 2024Full
Forensic Anthropology MethodsJune 10-14, 2024Limited Availability
Level I K9: Puppy SeminarJuly 6-7, 2024Open
Human Osteology 3-DayAugust 12-14, 2024Open
Forensic Art: DrawingSeptember 9-13, 2024Open
Advanced HRR: Fire Death InvestigationSeptember 22-27, 2024Full
Level III K9: Advanced Crim InvOctober 5-6, 2024Open with permission
Level I HRD K9 SeminarNovember 1-3, 2024Open

Registration and Tuition Information

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For registration questions or invoice requests contact Dr. Sophia Mavroudas at or 512-245-1900. 

To be added to the waitlist for any FULL course, please contact  Dr. Sophia Mavroudas at


  • Registration and Tuition FAQ

    • You register for the workshop by submitting payment through our third-party website. The button is in yellow above this FAQ section and is linked on every individual workshop page. 

    • Each workshop has different registration requirements. Most require at minimum a $100.00 deposit to hold a place with full payment due one month before the start date of the course. Please follow the instruction on the payment portal for your particular course.

    • Each workshop has its own refund policy. Most require a written request for a refund at least one month prior to the start date of the course. For those workshops that allow refunds, a 20% administration fee will be retained. Please read the course description carefully to see if it qualifies for a refund. 

    • The workshop includes the tuition for the course. No transportation, accommodation, or food is included.  There are some exceptions for K9 courses that do include lunch. Please read the description of the workshop carefully. 

    • If there is a natural disaster, global pandemic, or unforeseen circumstances, the workshop may be rescheduled. If all participants cannot attend they will have the option to receive a refund or attend in a future year. FACTS is not responsible for any other associated costs for canceled courses due to natural disasters or pandemics.