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Forensic Anthropology Methods

This is a laboratory based course held at the Grady Early Forensic Anthropology Laboratory using the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection. The course is designed for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of forensic anthropological methods for developing a biological profile, establishing positive identification, and interpreting bone trauma. Topics include human versus non-human osteology, skeletal inventory, estimation of biological characteristics (age, sex, affinity, stature), identification methods, and trauma interpretation. Participants will gain hands-on training by examining human remains during the course. Experienced students will have access to over 800 skeletons that are curated as part of our ethically-sourced and educational skeletal collection to gain experience with modern human skeletal variation.

Previous knowledge of human skeletal anatomy is required.

Upcoming dates for the course are:

June 10-14, 2024

Tuition: $700

TCOLE credits are available.


Any hotel/motel within San Marcos will be within 15 minutes of the workshop site. You may ask for the Texas State Rate at some hotels for an additional discount.   

FACTS is not responsible for your stay.

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Pay by Credit Card

You may pay the tuition or deposit by credit card by clicking on the PAY HERE link below and following the instructions. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Sophia Mavroudas at 512-245-1900 or



Related Courses

We offer several courses in June around the same time as this course. Many enthusiastic participants register for more than one.