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    Radford University
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANSC 211 - Forensic Archaeology

Credits: (3)
Instructional Method: Three hours lecture.
Prerequisites: ANSC 101  or permission of instructor.
Cross-Listed: FOSC 211 

An introduction to the major methods of forensic archaeology, the application of archaeological theory and method to crime scene investigation and recovery. A focus will be on field methods for search and recovery of human remains and other forensic evidence, including mapping and geophysical remote sensing methods, initial recognition and excavation of human and other forensic remains, and collection of soil, botanical, and entomological evidence. Through a combination of lecture and field exercises, the course will also consider the major variables which affect recognition and recovery of forensic remains, including the taphonomic effects of weathering, natural decay, water, fire, faunal and floral degradation.

Note(s): Students cannot receive credit for both ANTH 232 and ANSC 211.



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