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Wilkes University To Host Forensic Anthropologist Dennis Dirkmaat at Sept. 9 Lecture Forensic Tales from the Woods of Pennsylvania

Contact: Vicki Mayk


Forensic anthropologist Dennis Dirkmaat will share “Forensic Tales from the Woods of Pennsylvania” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, on the  second floor of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. in Wilkes-Barre.
Dirkmaat, who is one of only two board-certified forensic anthropologists in Pennsylvania, will provide new perspectives in forensic anthropology during his lecture. He has conducted over 300 forensic anthropology cases for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, state police in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, as well as numerous coroners and medical examiners. The cases include nearly 50 field recoveries involving evidence processing from human death scenes and comprehensive forensic anthropological analysis of over 100 sets of human remains.
Dirkmaat is a professor of anthropology at Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute, a teaching and research working group that conducts archaeological and related field work all over the United States, Europe, and the Near East. He serves as the institute’s chair of the applied forensic sciences department as well as director of the master of anthropology forensic and biological anthropology program. Dirkmaat earned both his doctorate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
Published On: 8/28/2013
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