Forensic Archaeology - FSCI5020

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 5 15 (7.5) Mark Green checkmark-circle


This module will cover a range of techniques that can be applied to the discovery, aging and identification of buried and ancient remains or artefacts.


Contact hours

Private Study: 124
Contact Hours: 26
Total: 150


Not available as an elective module.

Method of assessment

• Moodle Assessment (4 hours) – 20%
• Written Assessment (4 hours) – 20%
• Examination (2 hours) – 60%

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of principle areas of forensic archaeology, including dating, detection and osteology.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to forensic archaeology.
3. Apply such knowledge and understanding to the solution of problems outside the context in which they were first studied.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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