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What is that bone? One day workshop of Animal and Human Remains

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Discover how forensic scientists distinguish between human and animal bones in an interactive, one-day workshop held at the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy.

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LFSA
Course Description

When bones are found, the police and forensic specialists are often called to determine whether they are animal or human and decide whether a major investigation needs to be launched. A good working knowledge of comparative faunal and human skeletal anatomy is needed.

This one-day workshop will give delegates the tools to identify the majority of UK bone finds, and an understanding of how this identification can aid a forensic investigation. The workshop is taught by forensic experts in a real working forensic laboratory at the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy. It will include hands-on practical sessions using UCLan’s extensive animal and human skeletal collections and case studies from real forensic cases.

The workshop will include:

  • The structure and naming of the parts of a skeleton
  • Similarities and differences between animal and human bones
  • Similarities and differences between animal and human teeth
  • How to distinguish between mammal, amphibian, reptile, fish and bird skeletons
  • ‘Laying out’ animal and human skeletons
  • Tricky animal bones that look human
  • Forensic case studies

Wednesday 26th October 2022, 09.30 – 16.30

Lancashire Forensic Science Academy, Lancashire Constabulary HQ, Saunders Lane, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5JT

Open to anyone with an interest in forensic science and bones. Minimum age 12 years.

Price includes refreshments and lunch.

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