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Scholars Day 2008, Wednesday, April 9

Vertebrate Taphonomic Process

Taphonomy relates to processes affecting a corpse from death to discovery. Understanding these processes is important in forensic investigation because they are influenced by environmental conditions at and following the time of death. This report describes an experimental taphonomic study of a juvenile pig (Sus scrofa) and compares it with cases from the forensic literature.

Presenter: Patrick Alexander (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Anthropology
Location: 218 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)