Centre for Forensic Anthropology
The Centre for Forensic Anthropology is committed to updating forensic identification standards, developing contemporary population-specific standards and ensuring that the techniques meet evidentiary requirements for legal submission. This comprises formulation of new forensic and archaeological tools based on novel methods, resulting in increased accuracy of skeletal identification in contemporary and historic death scenarios.
The Centre for Forensic Anthropology aims to provide excellence in research and education in several areas of interest, leading to professional service provision for the benefit of the global community.
- Development of population-specific anthropological standards using modern state-of-the-art analytical equipment and methods of forensic science.
- Integration of geometric morphometric analytical approaches for the identification of unknown human remains.
- Archaeological and geophysical search and recovery of human remains.
We provision both outreach and incursions to a variety of external groups as well as providing work experience placements to secondary schools in Western Australia. In 2018 a total of eight work experience students were hosted from schools including Methodist Ladies’ College, Penhros College, Ellenbrook Secondary College, and St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.
Batavia's mysteries unfold with discovery of mass grave
An international team of archaeologists, including scientists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum, has discovered a new communal grave in the Abrolhos Islands, the result of deaths after a shipwreck of the Dutch East India company ship BataviaRead more