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NCC to Host Lecture on Forensic Anthropology
March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Norwalk Community College Archaeology Club is hosting a presentation by Dr. April M. Beisaw, associate professor of anthropology at Vassar College in New York. The event is Thursday, March 14 in the Culinary Arts dining room on West Campus. Refreshments will be served at 7:30 p.m. and the lecture will follow at 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Beisaw will discuss forensic archaeology and how anthropologists identify people from their skeletons and how archaeologists read crime scene photographs. Crime scenes are archaeological sites. They contain the remains of past human activity to be deciphered from disturbed environments, objects left behind, and bodies of those who perished there. She will share images of real human bones and black/white crime scene photos.
Dr. Beisaw teaches courses on Native American culture, repatriation, forensic anthropology, and archaeology at Vassar. Her most recent book is Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual, published by Texas A&M University Press.
Dr. Beisaw is also a consulting archaeologist for the National Park Service at the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. Her introduction to archaeology class conducts excavations at the Park’s request. Dr. Beisaw’s own research focuses on the cultural costs of urban water supplies, especially the impact on towns to create and maintain New York City’s water supply.