Mercyhurst welcomes forensic anthropology conference

The 22nd annual meeting of the North East Forensic Anthropology Association (NEFAA) takes place at Mercyhurst College the weekend of Oct. 27-29. Hosts for the occasion are Mercyhurst forensic anthropologists Dr. Steven Symes and Dr. Dennis Dirkmaat. 

Typically, the NEFAA conference includes presentations and workshops by forensic anthropologists, law enforcement, researchers, coroners, police, professors and students. This year’s attendees will present on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall of the Audrey Hirt Academic Center. A workshop, “Transition Analysis: A New Means of Estimating the Age of Adult Skeletons” conducted by Dr. George Milner of the Penn State Department of Anthropology and Dr. Jesper L. Boldsen of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark, will be featured on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. 

The event is free and all are welcome. For more information, please contact Mercyhurst graduate student Nick Passalacqua at (517) 862-9957; e-mail

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