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Eleventh Annual Forensic Anthropology Field School in Albania and Romania; May 20-June 14, 2014

by Ed Hagen last modified Feb 07, 2014 07:49 PM
Albania’s magnificent archaeological site at Butrint National Park is the primary location for Utica College’s eleventh annual Forensic Anthropology Field School course, which includes two days at the Greek island of Corfu and six days in Bucharest, Romania. The field school is open to non-credit participants; no previous experience with human skeletal remains is required. Undergraduates and graduate students may enroll for six credits at either level.


The course emphasizes practical techniques of bioarchaeology, forensic analyses, and paleopathological diagnosis using human remains from numerous locations spanning over 3,000 years.  More than 140 students from over 65 colleges and universities have participated since 2004, including 11 students who have made their first professional presentations at the AAPA and AAFS conferences based on the research that they conducted during the field school.

Co-taught by a forensic anthropologist (Thomas A. Crist, Ph.D.) and a medical anthropologist (John H. Johnsen, Ph.D.), course topics also include cross-cultural health and healing; Balkan history; mortuary archaeology; mass fatality incident planning; cultural resources management; and heritage tourism.

For more information, please visit our webpage at www.utica.edu/butrint, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UCButrint, or contact Thomas A. Crist, Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology, at Tcrist@utica.edu/315-792-3390.

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