Assessing Forensic Significance of Skeletal Tissues Found in Outdoor Scenes

Primary Course Instructors: Dennis C. Dirkmaat, Ph.D., D-ABFA
The goal of this one-day course is to familiarize professionals with: 1) the identification of human skeletal remains frequently encountered at forensic anthropological outdoor scenes and 2) the determination of forensic significance, particularly differentiating human versus animal bones. Course will also cover basics of what forensic anthropologists can do learn from bones, including the biological profile (age, sex, ancestry, and stature), skeletal trauma (blunt-force, sharp-force trauma, and ballistic trauma), and taphonomic alterations (including carnivore and rodent chewing and burned bone). The course involves hands-on opportunities with real human bone.
Special Offer: 10% discount if you sign up for two of our one-day courses

Oct 19, 2019


Course Location: Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA


Course Participants: Coroner’s Office personnel, Law enforcement personnel, advanced undergraduates and graduate students (limited to 20 individuals)

*Approved for 8 PA Coroner's continuing education credit hours*

*Approved for 8 hours for IAI Initial Crime Scene certification and recertification*

Check out our course syllabus!

To register for this course: 

Please fill out the form below and pay via check or directly via our PayPal Button.

DCD and hyena.png
Dennis Dirkmaat,
Hochrein HD Forensics Profile Photo.jpg
Michael Hochrein,
FBI (Ret.)

© 2019  HD Forensics 

                    HD Forensics


Tripwire Operations Group

  • Facebook Social Icon