2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FORS 6651 - Forensic Archaeology

Co-requisite: FORS 6612  or FORS 6614 . Forensic archaeology is a relatively new field in the forensic sciences. Traditionally, exhumations were conducted by forensic anthropologists; however, there is a growing trend of having individuals trained specifically in archaeology conduct these digs.  A forensic archaeologist is trained in the classical methods of excavation; however, they also have a detailed knowledge of evidence and its collection.  Furthermore, the archaeologist must have a working knowledge of human skeletal anatomy so that they can identify any human remains.  This class will instruct students in the multiple ways of conducting an excavation with the component of a body exhumation included.  The exhumation will include evidence of both a biologic and non-biologic nature.  Laboratory fee. 3 credits.