Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Forensic Science & Clinical Toxicology
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Start of European Cooperation in Forensic Archaeology

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Scientists have agreed to cooperate at the European level to improve the use of forensic archaeological theories, principles and methods in criminal investigations.

On the initiative of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), a Project Group has been formed for that purpose.

The Project Group is part of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) and follows from the first European meeting of forensic archaeologists, other forensic scientists and Scene of Crime Officers that was organized at the NFI in August 2012.

Forensic archaeology

Forensic archaeology combines archaeological, pedological, osteological, ecological and criminalistic expertise at a crime scene to systematically and verifiably document and interpret finds and features in or on the soil, and to secure items for further follow-up analysis. On the basis of material remains, such as bones, plants or soil disturbances, forensic archaeologists collect research data that can be used in a judicial investigation of a possible crime. They do this, for example, during the search for clandestine burials or buried objects, during the recovery of fragmented human remains and related finds from the surface, during the excavation of clandestine burials or buried objects and related finds, and through the interpretation of features and the dating of objects found on the scene or buried skeletonised human remains.

The objective of the European Forensic Archaeology Project Group is to launch a platform for European forensic archaeology, to explore the feasibility of a permanent ENFSI Forensic Archaeology Working Group in the near future, and to examine how forensic archaeological theories, principles and methods can be used best in criminal cases in the different European countries.

The Project Group furthermore aims at knowledge exchange, the organisation of courses and training sessions, and the coordination of research and development at the European level. The formation of the Forensic Archaeology Project Group fits within NFI’s strategy to play a pro-active role in the development of forensic archaeology in Europe.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
Determining the Age of Fingerprints
Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers have tested the theory that a similar effect could be used to give forensic scientists a way to date fingerprints.
Yorkshire Scientists Could Hold Key to Preventing Future Horsemeat Scandals
Incidents like the horse meat scandal, which caused extensive damage to the UK’s farming and retail industry, could be consigned to the past thanks to revolutionary technology developed in the UK.
Was Shakespeare high?
State-of-the-art forensic technology from South Africa has been used to try and unravel the mystery of what was smoked in tobacco pipes found in the Stratford-upon-Avon garden of British playwright William Shakespeare.
DNA Could Put a Face to the Crime in the Future
An Irish geneticist is pioneering forensic techniques that can estimate a person’s appearance from a DNA sample.
Fingerprint Accuracy Stays The Same Over Time
Researchers have shown that fingerprint recognition accuracy remains stable in subjects apprehended multiple times over a period of 5 to 12 years.
Teeth Reveal Lifetime Exposures to Metals, Toxins
Researchers have identified dental biomarkers to reveal links between early iron exposure and late life brain diseases.
Better DNA Analysis for Catching Criminals
A simple, lower-cost new method for DNA profiling of human hairs developed by the University of Adelaide should improve opportunities to link criminals to serious crimes.
The Perfect Partnership: Research & Industry; Software & Instrumentation. It really starts to come together at ASMS 2015
Collaboration and knowledge-sharing were evident everywhere: on the bus, in the hallways and in the bars. This article aims to capture this theme and share with you some of the fruits of this coming together of science and industry.
Are Microbes the Future of Forensic Science?
Forget checking for latent prints or impression evidence, forensic scientists of the future might use skin microbiology to pin a suspect at the crime scene.
New Test Detects Drug Use From A Single Fingerprint
Research published in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, non-invasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint.
SELECTBIO

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!