Bone Search & Discovery: An Introductory Short Course
The course is aimed to those who have never been involved with a search involving human remains, or those who have limited experience and need some support. It's based on the presentations I did a few years ago for civilian volunteer SAR groups and law enforcement. Many volunteer search organizations only receive training in searching for intact humans. Sometimes people who volunteer for searches don't receive any training at all.
This is a basic, entry-level introduction for civilians, physical anthropology students, and new law enforcement members. This course focuses on the context of outdoor surficially-dispersed remains: what to look for, how to look for it, and where to look. It is my hope that this online course will be accessible enough to assist searchers everywhere in their efforts.
This course aims to increase awareness of the importance of context, what bone looks like, how bone can be camouflaged by the environment, and how animal activity can impact a dead body and influence what may or may not be available for recovery.
This is an online, asynchronous course.
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This is an entry-level introduction for civilians, physical anthropology students, and new law enforcement members. This course focuses on the context of outdoor surficially-dispersed remains: what to look for, how to look for it, and where to look.
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Yvonne is an archaeologist and physical anthropologist, practicing as a consultant since 1998. Her area of specialization is scavenged and scattered remains, with a geographic specialization of the boreal forest of Western Canada.
Her passion is to increase awareness of scavenged and scattered remains through research, collaboration, and knowledge dissemination.
Listen to her podcast "Scattered: One Person's Search for the Story Behind Scattered Remains" on Apple, Spotify, and Google Play.
Check out her website at: yvonnekjorlien.com
"Helpful and informative!"
"Any student of bone search and recovery would recognize the value in using this course for a basic or refresher foundation for those beginning or continuing to search. Take notes. Watch the videos again. Ask Yvonne questions. This course has an enormous amount of important information in a short course. Highly recommended."