Forensic Anthropology

No bones about it: dig a new training in the Forensic Anthropology microcredential where you will gain knowledge in the area of locating, excavating, collecting and analyzing human remains. First, you will analyze forensic taphonomy, including an overview of forensic anthropology and archaeology. Then, you will learn the theories and practices of locating clandestine graves. Finally, you will study human skeletal identification methods, such as biological profile, radiographic comparison, craniofacial superimposition, stable isotopes and DNA. This microcredential is intended for anyone who wants to gain additional skills pertaining to forensic anthropology techniques.

What You'll Learn

  • Biological profile
  • Clandestine grave analysis
  • Evidence preservation
  • Grave excavation and recovery
  • Human osteology
  • Postmortem interval
  • Taphonomic processes


  • Current students
  • Outside professionals
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Time to Complete

  • Months

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