~By: Briley Vance~
Forensic anthropologists perform most of their work conducting field research and in laboratories. They are typically based on university or college campuses. One of the most famous and best known campuses is located at the University of Tennessee's Anthropological Research Facility in Knoxville. There, scientists study how donated bodies decompose, and they are able to conduct research to enhance the knowledge base of the field.
The characteristics some one needs to be a Forensic Anthropologist
Educational Background Needed
According to the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA), individuals need a bachelor's degree in anthropology or a related field and a master's degree in anthropology to meet the minimum requirements to work as a forensic anthropologist (www.theabfa.org). The ABFA suggests these individuals possess a doctorate degree in biological or physical anthropology, meaning prospective forensic anthropologists could spend up to ten years in school for this career. Formal degree programs often include internships, field work and clinical experience.