This intensive three-day workshop will focus on the initial scene search, establishment of a grid for scene reference and measurement, excavation techniques, and evidence documentation. Mornings are spent in lectures where students will receive instruction on human vs. non-human bone identification, forensic botany, forensic entomology, basic crime scene processing, and scientific and legal principles of evidence. Afternoons are spent in the field where students will search for and locate clandestine gravesites, process the scene for surface evidence, and begin a two-day excavation of a burial site.
Date, Time, and Location:
March 10-12, 2020 from 8am to 5pm
University of Florida, Austin Cary Forest. 10625 NE Waldo Road, Gainesville, FL 32609