Crime Scene Recovery

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"Had a great time. Good mixture of attendees from various backgrounds. Loved all the hands-on stuff. Not all classroom/paper kind of stuff!! Thank you very much." 

"Great workshop. So much fun and the activities were wonderful! Very useful!!"

"This was a fantastic workshop. Interesting, applicable, & hands on. Great job."


Dates: August 8 & 9, 2013

Location: Minnesota State University, Mankato

Cost: $495 
(includes all materials and lunch both days)

Workshop Description: Crime Scenes, especially where human bone may be present, require special handling and expertise. If all the evidence is to be recovered and preserved in its entirety, certain measures must be implemented from the beginning. This forensic workshop is designed to acquaint law enforcement personnel and others interested in forensic anthropology with procedures and techniques specific to crime scenes involving human remains. This course, which will take place over two days, will cover the following topics:

    • Determination of human vs. animal skeletal materials
    • Site survey
    • Mapping of skeletal remains
    • Archaeological excavation techniques
    • Proper collection, handling and preservation of skeletal material

Why you should attend:
This course offers a great opportunity for hands-on experience working with human remains and learn the fundamentals of forensic anthropology; it can help us understand the processes that impact the body after death; help separate reality from television fiction; help prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers (in forensics, anthropology, law enforcement or teaching).

Upon completing the course, a high school teacher will be able to incorporate many of the classroom exercises into their own curriculum; some have even been able to re-tool the excavation procedures they learned into a scaled-down version for their high school students.


Credit Hours:

  • Continuing Education
    • 14 contintuing education contact hours (1.4 CEUs)
    • 14 POST credits available upon request 
  • Graduate Credit
    • 1 graduate credit in Anthropology
  • Undergraduate Credit
    • 1 undergraduate credit in Anthropology

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Registration information: Registration taken on a first come first serve basis.
No refunds 48 hours prior to workshop date. 
You will receive a confirmation e-mail following your registration

Contact Continuing Education at 507-389-1094 or 800-311-3142