Welcome to the homepage of Annalisa Alvrus, Ph.D., Cultural Sciences faculty at Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona!
I am a biological anthropologist with a background in bioarchaeology. Below are some photos from one of the classes I teach at MCC and photos from a recent Forensic Sciences Day event at MCC.
Early one September morning, just south of the Social-Cultural Sciences building, a completely skeletonized set of human remains was discovered! Fortunately, MCC forensic anthropology students and their instructors were on hand to address the situation.
The body as it was found. Dr. Scott Burnett & I setting a datum. Instructing students on trowelling technique.
Students at work in ASM 275: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology. The students are mapping, documenting, and photographing a mock crime scene at Mesa Community College during Fall 2006.
(Two photos above by Geoff Soderberg)
FORENSIC SCIENCES DAY AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
At the Forensic Sciences Day, hosted by the Forensic Club, a student club at MCC, people had the opportunity to learn about several different areas of science as they are applied to issues of legal importance. Tables included forensic chemistry, forensic nursing, and of course forensic anthropology. At the forensic anthropology table, interested participants could try their hand at a little osteological analysis to see the types of information that forensic anthropologists can obtain from the human skeleton.
(Three photos above by Richard Elward.)