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Human Osteology

The Human Osteology Workshop is suitable for students or professionals working in medicolegal fields, rescue services, field archaeology, museums, or individuals that have an interest in learning more about human skeletal anatomy. During the three-day, hands-on workshop, participants will gain a working knowledge of normal human skeletal anatomy and learn the basics of human vs nonhuman bone comparisons. 

Participants will examine human skeletons from the Texas State Donated Skeletal Collection and discuss both normal skeletal anatomy and common variations. With over 800 individuals donated to our collection, the three days will be filled with many opportunities to observe and document normal human skeletal variation from an ethically-sourced educational collection.

Topics Covered: Overview of the human skeleton, basic bone biology, anatomical terminology, anatomy of the skull, postcranial anatomy, common anatomical variations, human vs nonhuman bone

Instructors: Drs. Mavroudas and Wescott

Tuition: $500

Dates: May 29-31, 2024; August 12-14, 2024

Location: Texas State University, Grady Early Building, 1921 Old Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos, TX 78666.

Please direct questions to: Dr. Sophia Mavroudas at 512-245-1900 or

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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.