Short Summer Course in Forensic Archaeology

2016-07-25 - 2016-07-29

Leiden University; The Netherlands


Forensic Archaeology I – search, excavation and documentation of clandestine graves


The five-day course is aimed at forensic practitioners who would like to improve their search, documentation and excavation skills of clandestine graves. The course applies up-to-date archaeological theories and methodologies in a forensic setting. The course will be delivered by experienced forensic archaeologists from the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), cooperating with the Dutch National Police, the Engineering Unit of the Dutch Royal Army and academics from the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. The itinerary includes theory and practical exercises. The outdoor part addresses practical applications for the search, discovery and excavation of buried human remains through a simulated crime scene.


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