Archaeological and Forensic Science Practicals (ARC1007)

15 credits

It is common knowledge that archaeologists occasionally carry out work for the police at buried crime scenes, but the methodological links between archaeological science and forensics are far more widespread. In this module you will be introduced to those methodological connections and have the opportunity to practically engage with a number of shared techniques, in the field, the lab and at the microscope. You will be introduced to techniques for locating buried evidence, extracting and sampling evidence from soils, and high and low power microscopy. To get the most out of this module some science at A level (or equivalent) is desirable but not essential.