May 18-19, 2013
$199.00 per person / Limit 15
2 lunches and 2 dinners are included.
Also includes a copy of “Comparative Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Guide of Common North American Animals” by Bradley J. Adams.
As part of the Western Carolina University’s commitment to excellence in Cadaver Dog training, WCU’s Forensic Anthropology Program is offering a two day short course to introduce practical training in bone identification and basic field recovery of remains. The goals of the course are to provide Cadaver Dog handlers some basic skills necessary to effectively assist in forensic field recoveries and to introduce methods used to distinguish between the skeletal elements of commonly encountered non-human species from human skeletal elements. The bone identification portion of the course will be taught by Cheryl Johnston, Ph.D., Forensic Anthropologist and faculty member in the WCU Forensic Anthropology Program. The field recovery portion will be taught by John Schweikart and Paul Martin. John Schweikart, M.A., is an Archaeologist with experience in Forensic Archaeological recoveries for various law enforcement agencies, and Paul Martin who is a Cadaver Dog Trainer and a graduate of the WCU Forensic Anthropology Program. Approximately ten hours of this course will be devoted to outdoor exercises and training on remains recovery and documentation in conjunction with approximately six hours of instruction on bone identification taught in the classroom.