Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology
Durham University
  • Start Date: 04 Nov, 2019
  • 6 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Enter the fascinating world of forensics, and learn how the deceased are located, recovered and analysed using DNA and pathology.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Learn the science behind the exhumation and identification of skeletal remains


The location, exhumation and identification of the dead requires highly specialised expertise. On this course, you’ll learn the latest scientific techniques for body location, recovery and analysis.


Through a series of real-life case studies, video lab sessions, interactive 3D models, photographs and podcasts, you’ll explore key forensic techniques.


You’ll learn how to locate gravesites, excavate human remains, and determine factors like sex and age-at-death from the skeleton. You will also understand how to identify pathology on the skeleton, and be introduced to DNA analysis.


This course is suitable for anyone intrigued by forensic archaeology and anthropology.


The course is specifically designed for forensic, crime scene, and police practitioners who require training in anthropological and archaeological techniques.


It will be useful for undergraduate forensics students or those interested in studying forensic archaeology and anthropology at university.


It may also be useful to those working in legal and human rights contexts who require an understanding of forensic methods.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Durham University

Durham University is a collegiate university with long traditions and modern values. It is proud to be an international scholarly community which reflects the ambitions of cultures from around the world.

Durham seeks the highest distinction in research and scholarship, and is committed to excellence in all aspects of education and transmission of knowledge. Its research capability ranks among the best in the United Kingdom. In the recent UK-wide assessment of the quality of research in universities, 33% of the university’s research was rated as world-leading and a further 50% rated internationally excellent.

Research and teaching takes place in 25 academic departments and schools across the three faculties: Arts and Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences and Health. Research shapes and inspires the disciplinary structure of the departments and directly informs teaching of both undergraduates and postgraduates.

Durham University is home to over 17,000 students from over 130 countries creating a truly diverse student community. All students are members of one of the 16 residential colleges.

These are vibrant, supportive and scholarly communities which provide students with opportunities for gaining new experiences and developing skills which will help them to achieve more in the future.

The University is based over two sites: historic Durham City, with the medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site at its heart, and Queen’s Campus, Stockton, a purpose-built campus set on the River Tees.

Durham University offers a unique blend of heritage and new thinking; of personal development and public benefit; and of an intimate scholarly community with global impact.

 

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