Forensic anthropologist to speak at UNG

Accomplished forensic anthropologist, Dr. Frederick Snow, is coming to UNG to give a talk titled, “No Hummers, No Leather Pants, No DNA in Ten Minutes, No CSI.” His talk will be held at the Health and Natural Sciences Auditorium at the Dahlonega Campus of the University of North Georgia. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. This talk is sponsored by the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at the University of North Georgia and the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild.

Dr. Frederic Snow is an expert forensic anthropologist who specializes in the recovery, analysis, and identification of human remains. Popular television shows, such as 48 Hours and Investigation Discovery, have featured several of Snow’s cases. Dr. Snow will be coming to UNG December 3 to share his experience and education with students. He will be giving an engaging talk about the role of forensic anthropology in hit-TV shows, such as Bones and CSI. Come hear him reveal whether or not Hollywood’s portrayal is real or make-believe!

About Dr. Snow:

Having received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Snow worked as a forensic anthropologist for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He has worked on more than 300 cases and with more than 80 law enforcement agencies, coroners, and medical examiners across the United States.

Snow has also served as a forensic anthropologist with the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal for Kosovo (1999), Herzegovina and Bosnia (2001) excavating mass graves and analyzing the remains for the International Commission on Missing Persons. Shortly after returning from Bosnia, he worked with the National Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) in identifying the remains of more than 300 bodies from the Tri-State Crematory incident. In 2005 Snow was part of a multinational effort aimed at identifying Thailand’s tsunami victims. He also conducted similar disaster relief efforts in the United States following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Dr. Snow is passionate about his work and his visit to UNG will offer students and visitors an opportunity to learn more about the fascinating field of forensic anthropology.

For more information please contact Dr. Michelle Osborn (michelle.osborn@ung.edu).