Anthropologist, coroner consultant to discuss "The Doe's in the Details"

Posted: October 16, 2012

A guest lecture by a coroner’s office consultant and forensic anthropologist will be featured at an open house 6-9:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 19) hosted by Antelope Valley College’s anthropology department in the Health and Sciences Building, room HS 223, 3041 W. Ave. K, Lancaster.

“The Doe’s in the Details” will be the keynote talk by Dr. Alexis Gray, a forensic anthropology professor and consultant to the coroner’s offices of San Bernardino and Kern counties.

Gray’s 8 p.m. talk in HS 201 will be preceded by a reception in the college’s new anthropology lab, HS 223.

The open house will showcase the college’s anthropology program, which, until two months ago, lacked a dedicated laboratory that could accommodate more than six students, according to Dr. Darcy Wiewall. professor of anthropology/archaeology.

The new lab has 24 stations for students.

“This will provide students more opportunities,” said Wiewall. She noted that the lab will enable AVC to add more classes in the field, including two new classes currently in the approval process.

The open house will also feature a talk by Roger Robinson, emeritus professor of anthropology at AVC.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Wiewall at (661) 722-6300, ext. 6902.