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.