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Forensic Archaeological Field Training: Pedagogy and Practice

Author(s): Cheryl Johnston ; Paul Martin ; John Schweikart ; Lucas Rolleri ; Jane Brown

Year: 2016

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In the discipline of archaeology the field school experience is considered the fundamental training that all archaeologists will experience along their educational pathway. These trainings are designed to teach the basic methods and critical thinking skills that are needed to conduct archaeological investigations. Within the realm of forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology an additional set of field school experiences have been developed to address the recovery of human remains and associated items in a forensic setting. As searches for human remains require a multi-disciplinary approach so should the field school education of future forensic anthropologists and forensic archaeologists. We propose a model for forensic archaeology field training, suggest best practices, and discuss pedagogical considerations and a multidisciplinary approach to forensic archaeological field training.


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Forensic Archaeological Field Training: Pedagogy and Practice. Cheryl Johnston, Paul Martin, John Schweikart, Lucas Rolleri, Jane Brown. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404971)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America