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ARCS2003 - Forensics: The Archaeology of Death & Crime Scenes (Lectures)

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Forgan Smith Building 01 Room E302


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Glenys is part of the HASS Gateways project developing entry courses that are flipped, literate and aligned. Glenys is an archaeologist and heritage consultant with experience in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural heritage. Her work includes the excavation and analysis of artefacts from the North Brisbane Burial Grounds as part of the redevelopment of Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Glenys has specialist skills in forensic and mortuary archaeology, taphonomy and archaeological science.

Glenys's teaching is characterized by her use of humour and story-telling to capture and keep student attention while she conveys core content.

ARCS2003 explores practices involving the systematic location and recovery of human remains and other crime scene materials. Students will gain experience in search techniques, excavation and the recovery, and analysis and conservation of material evidence that are vital in criminal investigations. This course utilises the Archaeology Teaching and Research centre to provide students with hands on experience.


Week 1 Introduction

Week 2 Anthropology and Human Osteology

Week 3 Pathology

Week 4 The Archaeology of Death

Week 5 Bone Taphonomy

Week 11 Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (*Warning* This lecture contains confronting images)

Week 12 Mass Graves and Forensic Archaeology


Week 7 Crime Scene 1

Week 8 Crime Scene 2

Week 9 Crime Scene 3

The Archaeology Teaching and Research Centre (ATARC) 56J is near the UQ Lakes Bus Stop and opposite the CityCat Ferry Terminal.


Forgan Smith Building 01 Room E302


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