Chalmers J. Lyons Memorial Lecture: Forensic Facial Reconstruction

Thursday, October 10, 2013
3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Valencia Ballroom W415A (Orange County Convention Center)

This is a non-ticketed session.

Norman J. Betts DDS, MS
Ann Arbor, MI, USA


Forensic facial reconstruction is the approximation and reanimation of the face upon the skull. This blend of science, art and anatomy is used by law enforcement to help identify unknown decedents, and in archaeology. As in the past, this fascinating practice continues to be intertwined with human culture, science and art. A brief history, significant research and a selection of the authorís current cases will be presented in this lecture.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the history and science behind forensic facial reconstruction; and
  2. Develop a better understanding of how this practice contributes to the identification of unknown decedents.

3:30 PM
Forensic Facial Reconstruction: A Chronicle of History, Research and Use
Gloria Louise Nusse MA Physical Anthropology, BFA Sculpture

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