About Us

The Metropolitan State University of Denver HumanHuman ID Lab Logo Identification Laboratory (MSUD-HIL) is committed to providing high-quality forensic anthropology field and laboratory services to the medicolegal community of Colorado, with an emphasis on accurate, ethical, impartial, and legally defensible forensic consultation services. We currently consult with several local, state, and federal medicolegal organizations.


The MSUD-HIL specializes in field location and recovery as well as laboratory analysis of human skeletal remains. See below for a list of services:

  • Forensic Osteological Analysis
    • Comparative Osteological Identification: Human vs. Non-Human
    • Construction of a Biological Profile (Sex, Age, Stature, Ancestry)
    • Assessment of Skeletal Changes Associated with Pathology, Trauma, and/or Typical Variation
  • Historic/Archaeological Osteological Analysis
  • Search and Recovery
  • Excavation

MSU Denver Human Identification Lab

Contact us for information about our services

MSUD-HIL Director:
Michala Stock, PhD, D-ABFA

Department of Sociology and Anthropology Lab Coordinator:
Jill Scott, MA

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver Human Identification Laboratory
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Campus Box 28, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217–3362