Forensic Archaeology: a ten year retrospective

Author(s): Kimberlee Moran

Year: 2015


In 2004 the first symposium dedicated to forensic archaeology was organized at the Society for American Archaeology’s annual meeting. At that time, forensic archaeology was struggling to be defined within the archaeological community and was mostly non-existent to forensic practitioners in the USA. The events of 9/11, several domestic high profile mass casualty events, missing persons and some homicide investigations began a gradual momentum towards the recognition of archaeology’s use within a forensic context. This session will look back at the past ten years of the Forensic Archaeology symposium at the SAA and how it reflects forensic archaeology’s growth and persistent challenges. Has anything been achieved since 2004? Where does forensic archaeology in the United States go from here?

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Forensic Archaeology: a ten year retrospective. Kimberlee Moran. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395382)



Geographic Keywords
North America - Mid-Atlantic

Spatial Coverage

min long: -84.067; min lat: 36.031 ; max long: -72.026; max lat: 43.325 ;