Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology Course - Durham University FutureLearn
Enter the fascinating world of forensics, and learn how the deceased is located, recovered and analysed using DNA and pathology.
Learn the science behind the exhumation and identification of skeletal remains
The location, exhumation and identification of the dead require highly specialised expertise. In 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.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
- Date to be announced
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 Associate 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
Who developed the course?
Durham University is a collegiate university with long traditions and modern values, proud to be an international scholarly community that reflects the ambitions of cultures from around the world.