Forensics: Uncovering the Story Hidden in Bones at Seventh Son Brewing

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bones can tell you a lot of fascinating and surprising information about how an individual lived, how they died, and what happened to them after death. Forensic anthropologists and wildlife forensic specialists use knowledge gleaned from bones to assist law enforcement, forensic pathologists, and sometimes juries, to assemble and present a case.

For this year’s COSI Science Festival, you will have the opportunity to hear directly from scientists who work in these dynamic fields! Ohio State forensic anthropologist Alexis Dzubak will take you through a human forensic case from recovery to lab analysis and courtroom testimony. Famous cases will highlight the role forensic anthropologists play in crime scene data collection and recovery of deceased individuals.

Ohio History Connection museum curators Dave Dyer and Juli Six will talk about the field of forensics as it is applied to diseases, injuries, and crimes involving wildlife. Learn how to look for clues in the bones to help provide information about the health and cause of death of wild animals, and how zoologists can assist law enforcement when animals are the victims.

This event includes hands-on activities. Participants will have the opportunity to try out some of the methods forensic anthropologists use to construct a biological profile, determine time since death, and analyze trauma, and will be challenged to decipher the cause of death in several real life wildlife forensic cases!

This event is FREE,first come first serve, and is part of the 2020 COSI Science Festival.

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