Baken Se Africa

The Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology is on of the partners in the project Baken Se Africa. This project are the folow goals:
to create a large digital repository of micro-CT scans of human skeletal material from South African osteological collections;
to create standard operating procedures (SOPs) for scanning of bones and for storage and analyses of digital data;
o create a constitution regarding the ethical use of digital scans of human remains.
Global advances in 3D research into human variation and skeletal anatomy will improve our methods to identify unknown persons in forensic anthropology and will be particularly useful for advances in medicine and education in South African Universities.
The Bakeng se Afrika project is the first project of its kind in South Africa and draws together the expertise of three national higher education institutions, three international higher education institutions and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) to create a valuable national asset.

More details:

https://www.up.ac.za/bakeng-se-afrika/article/2739030/about-bakeng-se-afrika

https://bakengsa.wixsite.com/skeleton

Project BETABones

Project BETABones gathers researchers from the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology – Laboratório de Antropologia Forense (University of Coimbra)  who participated in experiments promoted by the   Centro de Estudos sobre Incêndios Florestais da Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrialon the 15th of May of 2019. The objective is to investigate bone heat-induced changes in bushfires (experimentally) and results will be compared against results obtained on laboratorial burns under controlled conditions (HOT Project).

No âmbito do projeto “BETABones”, investigadores do Laboratório de Antropologia Forense (Universidade de Coimbra) participaram em ensaios experimentais no dia 15 de Maio de 2019 promovidos pelo Centro de Estudos sobre Incêndios Florestais da Associação para o Desenvolvimento da Aerodinâmica Industrial. Este projeto tem como objetivo investigar as alterações ósseas induzidas pela exposição térmica em contexto de incêndios (experimentais) de forma a comparar os resultados com aqueles obtidos no âmbito de queimas em laboratório sob condições controladas (HOT Project).

 

2019 J. Lawrence Angel Forensic Anthropology Student Paper Award

É com enorme orgulho que sabemos que a nossa aluna de doutoramento, Saskia Ammer,  ganhou o prémio J. Lawrence Angel Forensic Anthropology Student Paper Award de 2019.

Muitos parabéns, Saskia.

It is with great pride that we know that our PhD student, Saskia Ammer, has won the 2019 J. Lawrence Angel Forensic Anthropology Student Paper Award.

Congratulations, Saskia.

More info: https://news.aafs.org/section-news/anthropology-section-award-winners/

ELLIS R. KERLEY FORENSIC SCIENCES FOUNDATION STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Ellis R. Kerley Forensic Sciences Foundation was established in 2000 in memory of Ellis R. Kerley Ph.D., Forensic Anthropologist (1924-1998). Dr. Kerley was a pioneer in the creation of Forensic Anthropology. The Foundation, a charitable organization, is dedicated to furthering the development of forensic anthropology by assisting students and professionals in the field of anthropology and support research in the forensic analysis of the skeleton.

More information: ERKF Scholarship Flyer

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