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Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology, 3rd Annual Workshop

January 31, 2008

Course description


The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the subject of forensic archaeology and anthropology and to provide an understanding of the many ways in which the scientific techniques and principles of the disciplines can contribute to the forensic investigation of crime.


This course provides an overview of forensic archaeology and anthropology. It concentrates on practical aspects of the subject through laboratory and field-based sessions, lectures, seminars and case studies. It features Cranfield University’s special strengths in multiple-casualty incidents and the examination of explosions and ballistic injuries. It is an intensive course, taught by a wide range of experts, with much practical archaeological or forensic experience.

Course content:

Forensic skeletal analysis
Practical geophysical surveying
Mass disasters and human rights
Theoretical and practical ballistics
Gunshot and blast wounds
Live firing afternoon on the ranges
Forensic environmental sciences

Entry Requirements: None

Course Duration: 5 days

Dates: 10-14 March 08


Ms  Sheila  Fletcher. Senior Course Co-ordinator

Course Administration
Cranfield University
Defence College of Management and Technology
Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 1793 785371
F: +44 (0) 1793 785448


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