Zomercursus forensische archeologie Leiden
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.
After completion the participants:
* are able to recognize human skeletal remains,
* are able to organize and perform a search for a buried missing person and know the advantages and limitations of each search technique,
* have a practical knowledge of the documentation of outdoor crime scenes or places of incident and the advantages and limitations of each documentation technique,
* have a practical knowledge of human taphonomy,
* have a basic knowledge of dating techniques for human skeletal remains,
* have a basic knowledge and skills of the excavation of a clandestine graves,
* have a basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The price of the Short Summer Course for individuals representing a Member or an Associate-Member of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) is EUR 650,-. The price for other individuals is EUR 750,-.
More information: Summer Course
25 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
University of Leiden
Van Steenis Building
2333 CC Leiden