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Idaho State University
Sara Getz

*Sara Getz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office: Graveley 153



Sara Getz is from Pennsylvania and received her training in biological and forensic anthropology from Penn State and Mercyhurst University. She specializes in forensic anthropology, human osteology, skeletal variation, biological profile methods and outdoor crime scene processing. She is currently the director of the Idaho State University Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (ISU-FAL), which is always looking for enthusiastic student volunteers at all academic levels.

Dr. Getz is broadly interested in the factors affecting variability in the human skeleton, how variation can be described and quantified effectively, and what it can help us to say about individuals in forensic and archaeological contexts.  She has worked with more than 4,000 modern, historic and archaeological skeletons from many of the world's well-documented collections, both individually and as part of an international research team. She is also interested in research related to outdoor scenes and forensic taphonomy. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and swing dancing.

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