Title

The Preparation and Identification of Nonhuman 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

The primary objective of this project was to prepare and identify a box of non-human skeletal material donated by the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab to the Western Oregon University Forensic Anthropology Lab. We used traditional maceration techniques to clean and remove soft tissue from the skeletal remains. The cleaning procedure included boiling the skeletal specimens using commercial detergent for fifteen minute intervals over a period of six hours. Toothbrushes and razors were carefully used to remove any remaining tissues. Morphological analysis was then conducted using various osteological references in order to identify each animal bone.

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

The Preparation and Identification of Nonhuman Skeletal Remains

Werner University (WUC) Pacific Room

The primary objective of this project was to prepare and identify a box of non-human skeletal material donated by the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab to the Western Oregon University Forensic Anthropology Lab. We used traditional maceration techniques to clean and remove soft tissue from the skeletal remains. The cleaning procedure included boiling the skeletal specimens using commercial detergent for fifteen minute intervals over a period of six hours. Toothbrushes and razors were carefully used to remove any remaining tissues. Morphological analysis was then conducted using various osteological references in order to identify each animal bone.