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Tales From the Dead: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology For High School Students

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June 12-16, 2023 | 9am to 4pm (Day Camp)
Ages 15-18
WCU McKee Building, room 134
Registration fee: $299 (includes lunches each day)

This camp is designed to introduce high school level students to the field of forensic anthropology. The camp will include both instructional and laboratory components and is designed to be hands-on, as students will be working with real human skeletal remains. Throughout the course, students will learn basic methods of laboratory analysis of human remains, including the estimation of the biological profile (sex, age, ancestry, and stature), pathology, taphonomy, and trauma as well as strategies for the search and recovery of skeletal remains.


Dr. Becca George is an Instructor of Anthropology and the Forensic Anthropology Facilities Curator at WCU. Her education includes a BA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, MA from California State University, Chico, and PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her primary research specialty is in dental anthropology. In addition to managing the Body Donation Program, volunteer program, and various forensic anthropology labs on campus, Dr. George is also the Co-Editor of Dental Anthropology, the journal for the Dental Anthropology Association, and the Association's Executive Board Member.                                                                                                                          

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