Experimental Approaches to Forensic and Archaeological Investigations (ARC3510)

15 credits

This module addresses how actualistic experimentation can be used to support forensic and archaeological investigations. Experimental simulation provides an excellent way to understand how complex evidence patterns are generated at crime scenes and archaeological sites. Experimental reconstruction is also a highly effective way to communicate the results of investigations to a court room (forensic cases) or to a museum audience (archaeology). Using a wide range of fascinating case studies and practical experiences in workshops or individually, a sound grounding in experimental application, design and methodology will be provided.

The module is intended for students who have studied aspects of forensic science or archaeological science at level 2.