Forensic Anthropology: Dead Men Do Tell Tales!

Your Archaeology Field School Next Year!
These forensic anthropology one-week accredited programs teach 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 (MU) and taught by experts in their fields.
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.
These courses integrate field excavation and practical laboratory sessions with cultural heritage excursions.
Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, these programs offer a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.

Spring Forensic Course Details

Course Dates: March 9th-15th, 2025
Tuition: €1,265
Accreditation: 7.5 ECTS or 3 US Credit Hours
Location: Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Instructors: Dr Denis Shine, Dr Stephen Mandalassociated IAFS staff.
Course Includes: All meals, accommodation, tuition, equipment & field trips.
Application/ Payment Deadline: February 7th, 2025
*A late payment fee of €200 will apply after this date
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Summer Forensic Course Details

Course Dates: June 1st-7th, 2025
Tuition: €1,265
Accreditation: 7.5 ECTS or 3 US Credit Hours
Location: Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Instructors: Dr Denis Shine, Dr Stephen Mandalassociated IAFS staff.
Course Includes: All meals, accommodation, tuition, equipment & field trips.
Application/Payment Deadline:  April 25th, 2025
*A late payment fee of €200 will apply after this date
Apply Now!
Registration does not guarantee acceptance to your ‘Forensic Anthropology’ 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 the course, full payment is due by the payment deadline listed in the above course details (Feb 7th or April 25th, respectively).
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us and please also consult our Terms & Conditions.