Forensic Archaeology (ARC1008)

15 credits

This module will introduce you to the way archaeologists are employed by law enforcement agencies to find and recover buried human remains. You will be introduced to key scientific approaches that are of common value to both traditional and forensic archaeology as well as techniques for searching and locating buried remains, the identification of evidence, excavation and recovery of buried remains. You will have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you have leaned during a daylong practical involving a mock crime scene where you will be required to locate and recover human remains according to UK police procedures. After a debrief session, you will write up a report that would be appropriate for use in court.