Pathways - Bones, Biology & Behavior: Understanding Human Osteology

Event time: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
10 Sachem Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 
This event will introduce Pathways Scholars to the science (as opposed to the media!) concepts behind human evolution and forensic anthropology. Goals of the day are: (1) to introduce the basics of human evolutionary biology, (2) to educate students on the structure and function of the human skeleton, (3) to reveal how specific bones inform scientists about sex and age of an individual, (4) to explore how bones have a "memory," allowing for interpretation of individual life history, and (5) to understand how markers of injury can be diagnosed and used for research or criminal investigations. Students will be handling real human bones and fossil human casts, and will learn anatomical terminology and anthropological theory. Students should have some experience in aspects of anatomy and biology. Free admission. Open exclusively to Pathways Scholars in Grade 9-12. Registration required at