Skeletons talk: Secrets revealed by bones

Course Dates: 10/04/21 - 11/04/21
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Location: Online
Forensic anthropologists have become central to closing criminal, historical and other cases by way of analysing bones. Join us for a session with a practitioning forensic specialist with experience in both forensic archeology and forensic anthropology.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £25.00

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Course Code: HS255

Finished Sat-Sun, day, 10 Apr - 11 Apr '21

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

In this course we will explore practical uses of anthropological methods. We will be discussing case studies of past and modern mysteries solved by skeletal analysis.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Different case studies and how the anthropological methods helped to solved them.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• You will have a better understanding what impact anthropology have on real life.
• You will be able to discuss practical challenges anthropologists meet on their way to solve crime cases and other mysteries
• You’ll have a better understanding of the limitations of anthropology in relation to criminal and other cases.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory level course and is open to all, no prior knowledge of the subject is required but you need a good grasp of English to keep up with the course and be able to participate in the discussions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught in several ways, including presentation with visual examples, discussion and on-screen exercises.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring a pen and notepad if you wish to take notes. There will not be any additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HS221 What mysteries can bones solve? Forensic anthropology beyond TV
HS256 How can archaeology help solve murders? The principles of forensic anthropology.

Agata Kostrzewa

Agata started her career as an archaeologist in Poland. Quite early she discovered her passion about discovering the personal stories of people from the past. This meant she focused her later study on osteology to be more involved with this. Quickly she realized that she could use her skills in a way with more impact on the present. So she started working as an assistant in a forensic anthropology lab in Gdansk, Poland, helping to solve forensic mysteries. She decided that she wanted to study this topic further and moved to UK. She completed her MSc Forensic Anthropology at Bournemouth University in 2016. Since then, she has continued to work in major infrastructure projects in the UK as an archaeologist, team leader and osteologist. Her recent project in central London discovered around 30 thousand skeletons. She also regularly works with archaeologists and the prosecution in other European countries where she helps the prosecution answer questions about deceased people’s identification, life and death and assists archaeologists in examining the health and demography of past populations.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.