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Forensic archaeology generally deals with search, location and recovery of human remains or any other buried evidence

Forensic archaeology generally deals with search, location and recovery of human remains or any other buried evidence. Archaeologists are able to identify certain anomalies in the ground, undertake proper recording that may be later used in court, and provide an expert interpretation of the context in which the body/body parts was deposited and buried.

It can be used in a variety of scenarios:

  • Disappearance of a named individual/searching for missing body or other buried evidence (e.g. weapons, money) to investigate target areas where there is good intelligence.
  • Aiding the recovery of accidentally discovered human remains, whether partially buried or scattered on the surface.
  • Body exhumation for a cold case review.
  • Excavation of features which are not necessarily underground (water tank, building).
  • Other requirements: dating, fire scenes, reconnaissance, training.

Cellmark’s team is able to provide advice and support at all times on a variety of issues. Specialist training is provided to police forces throughout the UK and the team also lectures at universities.

Forensic Archaeology