Forensic Anthropology Processing Lab
The Forensic Anthropology Processing Laboratory (aka Wet Lab) is a secured, autopsy-style suite that is used for educational and professional purposes. When human remains from forensic cases, donated human remains or vertebrate faunal remains are to be documented and then macerated (soft tissue removed), the work is completed in this laboratory. The material can be radiographed in the Fax-i-tron radiograph machine and photo documented with a variety of professional Nikon cameras (D-70, D-80, and D-100 with macro lenses) here. Casting of the material is also completed in this lab. The varieties of casting materials include Forensic Sil, Aquasil, Alumilite, Dragon Skin, and an array of Smooth On products. Here, both undergraduate and graduate students experience hands-on learning with real forensic cases. Because of the sensitive nature of materials processed in the Wet Lab, this room is locked at all times and a daily activities log is kept.
Coming next fall is a new state-of-the-art processing laboratory to be housed in North East, PA, appromixately 12 miles away. Click here to find out more