Forensic Sci.

Forensic Anthropology2

Antropologia Forense

Curse code:8059326

Nathalie Antunes Ferreira

Learning outcomes of the curricular unit:

This module has as main objective to introduce students in the procedures and techniques in the field and in the laboratory. The goals are the development of competences to interpretate the taphonomical processes, knowledge about the cause and manner of death, time at death and identification of the individual from the remains, as well as to learn about the procedures on the finding and exhumation of mortal remains.

  1. Forensic Anthropology.
  2. Forensic anthropology: common settings.
  3. Fieldwork: methodologies and techniques.
  4. Basic principles of Taphonomy.
  5. Lab analysis: methodologies and techniques.
Suggested Bibliography:
  • Ferreira, NA & Cunha AS (2011) Antropologia Forense, Quid Juris, Lisboa. ISBN: 978-972-383-9
  • Blau S & Ubelaker D (2011) Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology (World Archaeological Congress Research), Left Coast Press, California. ISBN-10: 1611327938
  • White T, Black M & Folkens P (2012) Human Osteology, Elsevier Academic Press, New Jersey. ISBN: 978-0-12-374134-9
  • Ortner D (2003) Identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains, Academic Press, New York. ISBN-13: 978-0-12-528628-2



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