Introduction for Forensic Anthropology: Human Osteology

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Course Dates: 27 - 31 July 2020

Fees: £400 (£300 for students)

Application Deadline: 20 May 2020

Thank you for your interest in the Introduction to Forensic Anthropology short course. Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the current UK government position, we regret to inform you that the course has been cancelled for this year. Please note that the course will be running in 2021 and dates will be advertised later in the year. 

This five-day beginner-level introduction to human osteology is aimed at students, professionals working in archaeology, heritage or museum sectors, as well as anyone with an interest in learning about human osteology. The course will provide an introduction to human osteology and will be delivered through lectures and hands-on practical sessions. Please note that those undertaking the course must be over 18.

Topics covered include:

  • The application of human osteology in an archaeological and forensic context
  • Ethical issues surrounding human remains
  • Excavation and recording methods
  • The human skeleton and basic anatomy
  • Human verses non-human skeletal remains
  • Estimation of sex and age at death
  • Determination of stature
  • Human Dentition.

Please note that deadline for applications is 20 May 2020. Payment is due by 1 June 2020. Any cancellations must be requested before 1 July 2020.

For more information please contact Sam Tipper by email at