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Forensic Archaeology

• Application of archaeological methods and theory to forensic


• Helps investigators find the scene

• Document the scene

• Reconstruct events that occurred

Document Everything!

• Take notes of what you see and of what you do

• Photograph everything

• Make a map

Stages of Recovery

• Establish datum and construct baseline and grid system

• Remove all surface debris;

• Excavate the remains and screen soil (if buried)

• Collect the remains

• Scrape down soil beneath remains

Burial Search and Recovery

• Soil stratigraphy
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