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Free forensic anthropology workshop now available online

Presentations and videos from the Advances in Forensic Anthropology Technology Transition Workshop conducted by NFSTC in August are now available free online. This two-and-a-half-day workshop, hosted by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at North Carolina State University, brought together several of the most respected anthropology professors from around the country including:

  • Dr. Ann H. Ross, North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Mohamed Mahfouz, University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Kenneth Kidd, Yale University
  • Dr. Bruce Anderson, Pima County Office of the ME and The University of Arizona

This workshop presented advances made in anthropology technologies as they relate to the identification of human remains. Critical topics include determination of sex and ancestry using the 3D-ID software, improving facial reproduction using empirical modeling; determining ancestry using analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) DNA data; and use of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). NFSTC captured each session, including the hand-on components, on video and has made it available free at http://projects.nfstc.org/tech_transition/anthropology/index.htm

Funding for this workshop was provided by the National Institute of Justice through a cooperative agreement.