Human Osteology Laboratory

This laboratory course provides an intensive, 2 point, lab-based practical partner course to ANTH GA:1516 (Introduction to Human Osteology and Odontology). The laboratory emphasizes identification of fragmentary human remains, interpretation of anatomical features from bone, and differentiation of human and non-human remains. This hands-on lab will include weekly practical lab write-ups, weekly for-credit and practice quizzes and a final practical lab exam. By the end of this course you should be able to identify and side fragmentary human skeletal remains; differentiate human from nonhuman fragments and adult from subadult human remains; name and recognize normal muscle attachment sites and other bone features, their associated soft tissues and function and pathological manifestations. This knowledge forms the underpinning for research in forensic anthropology, paleoanthropology, and human osteology and cognate areas.






Fall 2022

Alejandra Ortiz
R: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM 25WV 204