Forensic Anthropology – Dead Men Do Tell Tales

By December 23, 2018 March 31st, 2020 All Programs, NUI Maynooth Programs
Due to the Covid-19 crisis this field program has now been transferred online! While missing our outdoor classroom the program will still deliver the same great academic content and carries the same credits as the established field version. The program is delivered through a combination of live online teaching and lab sessions, exclusive access to pre-recorded tutorials and self-directed (but guided) learning and home-based activities. For more information see our dedicated brochure (coming soon).

Overview: This one week online accredited program teaches students how to excavate and assess human remains. Taught from the surroundings of the Irish National Heritage Park (see here) the Dead Men Do Tell Tales course is designed for students from a variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in osteoarchaeology and physical/forensic anthropology. Students will gain insight into key archaeological field skills and have the opportunity to analyse archaeological skeletal remains during interactive web-delivered 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 and forensic contexts. The course is delivered by some of the foremost archaeological and bioarchaeological experts in Ireland (see here for biographies).

Course Details

  • Course Dates:
    • June 8 – 12, 2020
  • Where: From your own home! Instruction direct from the field, and our site facilities at the Irish National Heritage Park (see here)
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Total Cost: €650
  • Course Type: Forensic Anthropology
  • Application Deadline : April 30, 2020
  • Instructors: Dr. Linda Lynch, Dr. Denis Shine, Dr. Stephen Mandal
  • For further program information see our brochure (coming soon)
  • Included is all tuition and instruction, an e-learning pack, a virtual field trip(s) and an academic transcript