Forensic Anthropology: Dead Men Do Tell Tales

Your Archaeology Field School this Summer

This one-week accredited forensic anthropology Summer field school teaches students how to excavate and assess human remains from the beautiful Birr Campus of County Offaly.
The ‘Dead Men Do Tell Tales’ course is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds with an interest in osteoarchaeology and physical/forensic anthropology.
This program is run in partnership with Maynooth University Ireland and taught by experts in their fields.
This summer, forensic anthropology students will gain practical burial excavation experience (in a controlled staged environment) and have the opportunity to analyse archaeological skeletal remains during laboratory sessions.
Topics covered during lab sessions include: human and comparative osteology; determining sex, approximate age-at-death, living stature, identifying palaeopathological conditions and understanding how these techniques are used in archaeological forensic contexts.
The course integrates field excavation and practical laboratory sessions with cultural heritage excursions.
Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.


Summer Forensic Course Details

Course Dates: June 2nd – 8th, 2024
Tuition: €1,265
Accreditation: 7.5 ECTS or 3 US Credit Hours from our credit partners Maynooth University
Location: Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Instructors: Dr Denis Shine and Dr Stephen Mandal and associated IAFS staff
Course Includes: All meals, accommodation, instruction, equipment and fieldtrips
Application/Payment Deadline: April 26th, 2024.*
*A late payment fee of €200 will apply after this date.
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Registration does not guarantee acceptance to the program, which is contingent on a reference check.
Once we have contacted your referee, and are happy with their reference, we will contact you with an official acceptance and payment link for a minimum payment of a €500 deposit.
Only payment of this deposit secures your place on this course, full payment is due by the payment deadline of April 26th.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us and please also consult our Terms & Conditions.