Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
Enter the fascinating world of forensics, and learn how the deceased are located, recovered and analysed using DNA and pathology.
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for anyone intrigued by forensic archaeology and anthropology.
The course is specifically designed for forensic, crime scene, and police practitioners who require training in anthropological and archaeological techniques.
It will be useful for undergraduate forensics students or those interested in studying forensic archaeology and anthropology at university.
It may also be useful to those working in legal and human rights contexts who require an understanding of forensic methods.
What topics will you cover?
Body location and recovery in forensic contexts
Osteoprofiling (skeletal analysis of sex, age-at-death, stature)
Identification of pathology and trauma
Latest developments in biomolecular techniques
Taphonomic processes (decomposition and commingling of human remains)
Forensic case studies (e.g. post-conflict regions, mass disasters)