"The Real Bones": Leading Anthropologist to Lecture at UWG

Friday, January 20, 2012

Leading anthropologist Dr. Michael Warren visits the University of West Georgia to speak about the reality of forensic anthropology.

His lecture, “The Real Bones: Forensic Anthropology Comes to Carrollton,” will be on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Recital Hall. The Department of Anthropology and the Antonio J. Waring Endowment are the sponsors.

Leading anthropologist Dr. Michael Warren visits the University of West Georgia to speak about the reality of forensic anthropology.The lecture is free and open to the public.

Warren is a physical anthropologist specializing in forensic anthropology. He has authored or co-authored several hundred forensic osteological reports over the last 20 years, including the skeletal analysis in the recent, widely publicized murder of Caylee Anthony.

Warren assisted the federal government in the recovery and identification of victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack. He also assisted with the identification of victims of Hurricane Katrina. He was a consultant in the excavation and analysis of human remains from mass gravesites in Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Warren’s research interests include forensic identification, trauma analysis, forensic analysis of human cremated remains, human osteology, victim identification in mass disasters and genocide, and human variation.

He is one of only 88 board certified forensic anthropologists in the world and currently serves as the vice president of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.

Warren is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida. He also serves as assistant director of the university’s William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine.

He has presented lectures on the importance of forensic anthropology to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the Ministry of Justice of Thailand and the University of Bradford in England.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kerriann Marden in the Anthropology Department at 678-839-6450 or kmarden@westga.edu