Talking Bones, Making Faces: Faculty Lecture with Dr. Linda B. Spurlock

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 -

9:30am to 12:00pm

Kent Student Center - 1075 Risman Dr., Kent, OH 44242
Governance Chambers - second floor

This faculty lecture will be led by Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kent State University, Dr. Linda B. Spurlock, whose expertise includes anthropology and forensic art. Dr. Spurlock will be bringing bones from the human skeleton to complement her remarks and leading everyone in a drawing exercise to share some of the basics of forensic sketching in a fun and interactive way. All attendees will be provided with their own piece of tracing paper and pencil for the forensic drawing activity. The drawings will be an age-enhancement from a photograph of a young person. All drawing abilities are welcome and you will most likely end up drawing a face that looks quite like the much older person! Even if you don’t, it will end up looking human, and quite interesting.

Schedule: 9:30 a.m. doors open; 10 a.m. lecture begins; 11 a.m. forensic drawing activity begins. 

Complimentary parking is available in the Kent Student Center visitors lots, which are accessible from Summit Street.  

Registration for this event is at full capacity. 

Check out these resources to learn more about Dr. Spurlock and her field of study: 

Learn more about Dr. Spurlock  Read an article: "Linda Spurlock’s Forensic Art Leads to Identification of Boy"  Watch the video: Focus on Research with Dr. Spurlock 

Listen to her TEDx Talk: "Burying the Hatchet, the Body and the Evidence"