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Competency/Proficiently Assessment

Distinguishing Human from Non-Human Bone

Demonstrate your competency in distinguishing between human and non-human bone

Human v. nonhuman bone

FACTS provides competency assessment in distinguishing human from non-human bone designed for anthropologists, search and recovery team members, and law enforcement. The assessment consists of 20 real bones. Participants will determine if the bones are of human or non-human origin. Competency requires 80% accuracy.

When (2019): June 20 (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM); October 12 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM); November 29 (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM); December 7 (3:30 - 5:00 PM)

Place: Grady Early Building, 1921 Old Ranch Road 12

Cost: $25

Contact: Dr. Daniel Wescott (, 512-245-1945) or Sophia Mavroudas (512-245-1900)