1 Day | Approved by Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences for CPD Certification.
This one-day course is designed to provide an understanding of the role of Forensic Archaeologists and Anthropologists have at the crime scene and the techniques used in the excavation of clandestine graves as part of an investigation.
We have designed this course for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology or Forensic Science.
To provide an awareness and overview of the techniques used by Forensic Archaeologist and Anthropologists to find, excavate and record clandestine graves
To give those in the police who deal with clandestine graves and other crime scenes the ability to understand what role Forensic Archaeologists and Anthropologists have at a crime scene and how to use this to its full potential.
Narrowing the search area: use of aerial photographs, maps and intelligence
Landscape Interpretation: recognising clandestine graves in the landscape, using changes in the vegetation and topography of the terrain to identify them
Techniques used in the excavation of clandestine graves: use of mechanical excavators, hand excavation and excavation strategies
Digital and manual recording of clandestine graves: GPS Survey, drawing plans, profiles and sections, establishing a baseline etc