We have extended the deadline for the 2015 UMass Bioarchaeology and Forensic Field School until May 1. Apply now at bioarch@anthro.umass.edu. Application materials can be found at our website at http://www.umass.edu/bioarchaeology/aboutfieldschool.html

The course will be divided into three units. The first unit will introduce students to field and laboratory techniques, including familiarity with the human skeletal system, recognizing what constitutes bioarchaeological or forensic data, and violence theory. The second unit will consist of excavations of a pseudo-crime scene and pseudo-archaeological burial. The third unit will focus on laboratory techniques used to analyze the data generated from these two excavation sites, and the design and building of the following year's burial sites. Throughout the course we will explore key concepts in ethics, repatriation, medico-legal death investigation, and regulations regarding unmarked burials

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