BBS Registration Info


Surface Skeleton & Buried Body Recovery Seminar

April 11-13, 2018
8:00AM to 4:00PM

Hosted by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office , Prescott, Arizona.
Class Location:
7100 N. County Fair Trail, Bldg D,
Prescott, AZ 86314

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Registration is $400 per student ($16.67/hr CE) Course is approved for 24 hours of continuing education by AZPOST and ABMDI
More about Prescott, Arizona.

Instructed by:

Laura C. Fulginiti, PhD
(Forensic Anthropologist, Maricopa County Forensic Science Center)
Detective Frank DiModica
(Phoenix Police Department – Ret.)

The Surface Skeleton and Buried Body Recovery Seminar is a 3 day, hands-on, course designed to orient detectives, crime scene investigators and medico-legal death investigators to the proper techniques for processing surface skeleton and buried body scenes.
Training hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day.

Day One: Classroom Lecture

  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Surface and Buried Body Recovery Techniques

Day Two: Field Recovery Exercise

  • Recovery of human remains from a clandestine grave
    (plastic skeleton with complete homicide scenario)
  • Cadaver dog demonstration
  • Dress appropriately for sun exposure and excavating a grave

Day Three: Classroom Lecture

  • Forensic Odontology, Forensic Entomology, group presentations

The seminar has enjoyed 20+ years of success in Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Georgia. The principal instructors have decades of experience in the field and have worked as a team in presenting this course for its duration.
Students should come prepared to learn proper archeological and anthropological techniques for such recoveries through classroom instruction and by excavating a human remains scenario. The class will include discussion of forensic anthropological, odontological and entomological principles and proper crime scene management.

Class size is limited to allow for adequate hands-on involvement in the practical exercise.
Register early to ensure a spot in this training.

How to Register

Step 1:

Contact Frank DiModica by e-mail at to reserve your spot.
Registration guaranteed only after payment is received.

Step 2:

Complete the registration form on line. WE HAVE GONE GREEN!


Pay registration fee of $400.00 per student (see below).
Registration guaranteed only after payment is received.

Payment Information

Registration fee is $400 per student, payable by check or credit card.

No refunds will be made after 5:00 PM, Arizona time, March 11, 2018. Registration is fully transferable to another student from your agency or employer.

Checks should be made payable to Laura C Fulginiti, PhD and mailed to her attention:  Forensic Science Center, 701 W. Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Credit card payments can be made here by selecting the Pay Now tab below. Pay Pal registrations paid by credit card will be assessed a $10 non-refundable processing fee.

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