Title

Curation of Human Skeletal Remains

Date

5-29-2014 11:30 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Undergraduate Research in Forensic Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

As the Forensic Anthropology Minor is expanding at Western Oregon University donations of multiple skeletal remains have been procured. This project is an investigation of processes used in the curation of human skeletal remains acquired through the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab. The donated human remains were fully articulated with metal rods and wiring. For curation and practical laboratory purposes the human skeleton was disarticulated, slightly cleaned, and labeled with accession numbers. Disarticulation and labeling processes are discussed as well as ethical and confidentiality considerations for donated remains.

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May 29th, 11:30 AM May 29th, 1:30 PM

Curation of Human Skeletal Remains

Werner University (WUC) Pacific Room

As the Forensic Anthropology Minor is expanding at Western Oregon University donations of multiple skeletal remains have been procured. This project is an investigation of processes used in the curation of human skeletal remains acquired through the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab. The donated human remains were fully articulated with metal rods and wiring. For curation and practical laboratory purposes the human skeleton was disarticulated, slightly cleaned, and labeled with accession numbers. Disarticulation and labeling processes are discussed as well as ethical and confidentiality considerations for donated remains.