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Biology Seminar Series with Dr. Kelly Miles-FR

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Posted on Oct 10, 2018

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The Biology Seminar Series is proud to present a talk by Dr. Kelly Miles, UNBF Biology department.  Kelly’s talk entitled, "Forensic Taphonomy: The emerging field of human decomposition research- what do we know, and what don't we know?" will take place on Friday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. in Bailey Hall, 146.


Forensic taphonomy, the science dealing with human decomposition, has particular significance when criminal investigators need to determine the post-mortem interval (PMI) between death and recovery of human remains. Research in this area is a relatively new discipline, governed by a variety of logistical and legislative hurdles.

This presentation will present a brief overview of how forensic taphonomy research is conducted, the limitations and unknowns with experimentation, and examples of how researchers are trying to find ways of providing reliable and accurate PMI estimates.

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