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Prof. Eugenia Cunha has been awarded the renowed T Dale Stewart Award!


We are very happy and proud to announce that our past President and FASE Board member, Prof. Eugenia Cunha, has been awarded the renowed T Dale Stewart Award, the highest award in the field of forensic anthropology offered by the section of Anthropology of the American Academy of Forensic Science for career-long contributions to the field. We are very happy that the outstanding achievements that Prof. Cunha made during her work as a forensic anthropologist have been recognized, and we wish her further success and to continue on the same path!


New call for certification !! Registrations are open !!

 The deadlines for 2023 are as follows :

  • Application until April 15th.
  • Shortlist announcement by May the 1st
  • Theoretical exam, online, in June the 1st
  • For those who are approved, the practical exams will take place in Marseille, just before the FASE twentieth anniversary symposium, i.e. on Tuesday the 29th of August

A zoom session to clarify eventual doubts of the applicants or to provide recommendations on how to prepare to the exam is planned for those shortlisted.

Applicants for both levels I and level II are welcome.

This year will still be possible to conclude your exam in case you were previously shortlisted, but you missed the last exam in Milano 2022.  Please let us know in case you wish to conclude it.

Fifth and last day of the workshop (FASE basic workshop 2022 – Heraklion) #FASE

Today’s program included the estimation of the post-mortem interval, the identification of individuals, the contribution of imaging to the study of bone trauma and details on taphonomy in specific environments.

The practical workshops of the afternoon once again allowed our trainees to improve their skills in estimating the minimum number of individuals found in a bone assemblage, and in the complete handling of skeletons to be appraised.

Our “FASE basic workshop + Symposium 2022” in Heraklion, was a real success thanks to the work of an absolutely great team from the University of Crete!

Thank you to:
– Elena Kranioti, Associate Professor in Forensic Medicine and FASE Board Member
– Despina Flouri, Resident in Forensic Pathology
– Eleni Kontzinou, Resident in Forensic Pathology
– Dimitra Karyda, Researcher in Biology (graduate)
– Sophia Mavroudas, currently postdoc in Crete, Texas State Univ. USA
– Julieta G. Garcia Donas, currently Research Associate in Crete, Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee

You will have the opportunity to meet them all during our next “FASE 20th Anniversary Symposium” in Marseille (France).

In 2023, the Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) will be 20 years of age!

Join us to celebrate this event, from the 30th of august to the 1st of september 2023 in the beautiful city of Marseille, France.

Ann Ross’ lab would look perfectly normal were it not for the skeletons on the tables.

There are three skeletons laying flat on separate tables. Two are fairly in tact, lined up from head to toe. The third comprises several charred bones, burned after death.

Ross runs the North Carolina Human Identification & Forensics Analysis Laboratory, which contracts with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for forensic anthropological casework statewide. She examines the remains of humans to help determine how they died and, if unknown, who they were. As a professor of biological sciences at NC State, she teaches students how to do the same. 

“This is an active forensics lab,” Ross said. “It’s not your normal research lab.”

Welcome to our newly certified experts!

FASE counts 4 more certified colleagues!
We are happy to share the results of the certifications exams held in Milano on Monday the 5th of December.
We have two more experts certified with level 2, namely Ângela Bessa (Portugal) and Nicole Prata (Brasil).

Furthermore, we have two more experts with level 1: Elena Kranioti (Greece) and Carlos Palhares Machado (Brasil).

Next certification session will take place in Marseille (France) during the last week of August 2023. More info to come very soon…

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