2021 : Forensic Anthropology – Dead Men Do Tell Tales

Overview: This one week accredited program teaches students how to excavate and assess human remains in the surroundings of the Irish National Heritage Park located in Wexford on Ireland’s south-east coast. 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. This program is run in partnership with Maynooth University.

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 and 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.

Course Details  BROCHURE

  • Course Dates: Mar 14 – 20, 2021 and Jun 6 – 12, 2021
  • Where: Wexford and the Irish National Heritage Park
  • Enrollment Status: OPEN
  • Including all meals, accommodation, tuition, instruction, equipment, t-shirt and field trips
  • Course Type: Forensic Anthropology
  • Instructors: Dr. Linda Lynch, Dr. Denis Shine, Dr. Stephen Mandal

 

March Program
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Cost: €1,260
  • Application Deadline*: February 15, 2021 
  • Payment Deadline : February 15, 2021

*A late application fee of €200 will apply after this date.

 

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June Program
  • Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)
  • Cost*: €1,260
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 
  • Payment Deadline : April 30, 2021

*A late application fee of €200 will apply after this date.

 

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