Topic, "The Skeleton as Evidence: Forensic Anthropology in Action"

Hi. This month we will have a fascinating discussion at our Cafe Sci at 7PM on Wednesday 4 April, at Taste, in College Park.

Forensic Anthropologists assist medical examiners and law enforcement agencies with their expertise with skeletons and archaeological field-methods. Dr. Schultz will discuss different types of information revealed through the analysis of human skeletal remains, and the contributions to criminal investigations of forensic anthropology.

Dr John Schultz, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at UCF, specializes in the application of ground-penetrating radar methods in forensic and archaeological contexts, taphonomy of commercial cremations, and of skeletal remains from historic contexts. Dr Schultz also works with local law enforcement agencies on the search, recovery, and identification of human skeletal remains. He has worked on a number of high-profile cases including the Casey Anthony case as an expert witness. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2003. He has published many articles, book chapters and books including Forensic Recovery of Human Remains: Archaeological Approaches (CRC Press, 2005; 2011). Dr Schultz has been featured on the Discovery Channel's series, "Mummy Autopsy." He teaches Human Biological Diversity, Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, Advanced Forensic Anthropology, and Archaeological Sciences. He has received awards for both teaching and research and funding from the National Institute of Justice among other agencies.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.