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Forensic archaeology: partners in crime

Organiser: Corinne Duhig

Group: Forensic Archaeology SIG

Police and human-rights investigations increasingly call for archaeological expertise in search, excavation and taphonomic interpretation, and it has been necessary to mature, develop and adjust archaeological techniques to cope with the demanding standards of the forensic world. Now we have reached maturity with a professional body under the umbrella of the IfA. A core feature of forensic archaeological work is the harmonious integration of our expertise with that of other disciplines, and the conference theme will be addressed by illustrating these collaborations, with crime-scene investigators, re services, forensic scientists and the judiciary, both in the UK and worldwide.

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