March 2021 - Forensic Anthropology: Dead Men Do Tell Tales - APPLY FOR FREE

1260 eur
Sun Mar 14, 2:00 PM - Sat Mar 20, 12:00 PM (GMT)
Ferrycarrig, County Wexford, Ireland  

This one week accredited program teaches students how to excavate and assess human remains in the surroundings of the Irish National Heritage Park located in Wexford on Ireland’s south-east coast. The Dead Men Do Tell Tales course is designed for students from a variety of academic backgrounds with an interest in osteoarchaeology and physical/forensic anthropology. This program is run in partnership with Maynooth University.

Students will gain practical burial excavation experience (in a controlled staged environment) and have the opportunity to analyse archaeological skeletal remains during laboratory sessions. Topics covered during lab sessions include: human and comparative osteology; determining sex, approximate age-at-death, living stature, identifying palaeopathological conditions and understanding how these techniques are used in archaeological and forensic contexts. The course integrates field excavation and practical laboratory sessions with cultural heritage excursions. Staying with local families in homestay accommodation, this program also offers a deeply enriching cultural immersion, guaranteeing students a truly memorable experience.

Academic Credit: 7.5 ECTS (equivalent to 3-4 US semester credits)

Your program price includes the following:

  • Full-board accommodation in County Wexford
  • Full tuition including all instruction, workshops and excavation/post-excavation supervision
  • At least one field trip to explore Ireland and material related to the course
  • Airport shuttles (at fixed times)
  • Maynooth University transcripts and credit for course AN354 ‘International Forensic Anthropology’
    Please note that your costs do not include: any additional living expenses, your flight, cell phones and any local transport costs.

Further program information is available from Maynooth University

If you require any further information please contact us at

Dr Denis Shine


Dr. Linda Lynch

Ferrycarrig, County Wexford, Ireland