2013 Annual Meeting

Featured Session

Chalmers J. Lyons Memorial Lecture: Forensic Facial Reconstruction


Speaker: Gloria Louise Nusse
MA Physical Anthropology, BFA Sculpture

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 author’s current cases will be presented in this lecture.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  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.

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Chalmers J. Lyons Memorial Lecture: Forensic Facial Reconstruction

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

View a CBS News segment featuring the work of forensic sculptor Gloria Nusse