Forensic Anthropologist To Lecture Feb.3

1-25-05

Donna A. Fontana, a forensic anthropologist for the New Jersey State Police, will speak at Mercer County Community College on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 12 noon. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Since 1981 Fontana has been providing assistance to New Jersey law enforcement agencies and county medical examiners in the analysis of human skeletal remains. She assists in the search for and identification of buried, hidden, or scattered human remains and is responsible for excavation and recovery. She also determines and estimates age, sex, race, and stature and provides other information which may contribute to identification and cause of death. Fontana is skilled in three-dimensional clay facial reconstruction and also assists with reconstructing composite drawings of the face based upon skull analysis.

The lecture will be held in the college’s Communications Building, Room 110. The campus is located at 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, New Jersey.

For more information call 609-586-4800 ext. 3324.

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