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Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology (Russian)

Enter the fascinating world of forensics, and learn how the deceased are located, recovered and analysed using DNA and pathology.

Исследователь очищает череп, только что обнаруженный в ходе раскопок
  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Learn the science behind the exhumation and identification of skeletal remains

The location, exhumation and identification of the dead requires highly specialised expertise. On this course, you’ll learn the latest scientific techniques for body location, recovery and analysis.

Through a series of real-life case studies, video lab sessions, interactive 3D models, photographs and podcasts, you’ll explore key forensic techniques.

You’ll learn how to locate gravesites, excavate human remains, and determine factors like sex and age-at-death from the skeleton. You will also understand how to identify pathology on the skeleton, and be introduced to DNA analysis.

What topics will you cover?

  • Местоположение тела (останков) и эксгумация с учетом судебно-медицинского и криминалистического контекстов
  • Остеологическое профилирование (анализ скелетированных останков, определение пола, возраста, роста)
  • Выявление патологии и травм
  • Последние разработки в области биомолекулярных технологий
  • Тафономические процессы (разложение и смешивание человеческих останков)
  • Судебно-медицинские и криминалистические тематические исследования (например, работа в постконфликтных зонах и после ЧС с многочисленными жертвами)

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Изучайте применение археологии и антропологии в различных судебно-медицинских контекстах.
  • Развивайте понимание новейших методах судебной археологии и антропологии
  • Попробуйте сравнить роль и вклад судебных экспертов разных специальностей
  • Тренируйтесь интерпретировать посмертные изменения человеческого тела в различных контекстах.
  • Учитесь описывать на примере ряда практических судебно-экспертных случаев
  • Оценивайте возможности и ограничения научных методов, используемых для обнаружения и изучения человеческих останков в судебно-медицинском контексте.
  • Исследуйте возможности и различные научные методы, используемые для идентификации умерших людей по скелетированным останкам и установление причины смерти.
  • Оцените знания, полученные в ходе курса, включая последние исследования и то, как их можно применить к современной судебной экспертизе и археологии.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone intrigued by forensic archaeology and anthropology.

The course is specifically designed for forensic, crime scene, and police practitioners who require training in anthropological and archaeological techniques.

It will be useful for undergraduate forensics students or those interested in studying forensic archaeology and anthropology at university.

It may also be useful to those working in legal and human rights contexts who require an understanding of forensic methods.

Who will you learn with?

I am a bioarchaeologist at Durham University, teaching and researching human skeletal remains. I also train national and international forensic practitioners in archaeology and anthropology.

I am a Professor and Dean at Teesside University. I work in the area of forensic anthropology where I teach practitioners, research new forensic methods, and undertake case and advisory work.

кандидат медицинских наук, судебно-медицинский эксперт, сотрудник Международного Комитета Красного Креста
PhD, forensic specialist of ICRC

Кандидат исторических наук, научный сотрудник отдела теории и методики Института археологии Российской академии наук

Who developed the course?

Durham University

Durham University is a collegiate university with long traditions and modern values, proud to be an international scholarly community which reflects the ambitions of cultures from around the world.

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