Fieldwork

EPAF: Somaliland Forensic Anthropology Field School, January 2020

Location: Somaliland

Season: January 11, 2020 to February 7, 2020

Application Deadline: December 15, 2019

Deadline Type: Contact for Details

Website: http://epafperu.org/en/fieldschools/

Program Type:
Field School

RPA Certified:
This project is an RPA certified field school

Project Director:
Gisela Ortiz

Project Description:

Join EPAF in the exhumation and analysis of bodies from mass graves during this intensive 4-week field school. As a result of massacres committed during the regime of Mohammed Siad Barre in the 1980s, an estimated 60,000 people were killed and thousands more were victims of enforced disappearance. Working in Hargeisa, students in this field school will help determine the number of Somaliland’s disappeared through a system of antemortem data collection, research of mass graves, and the analysis of human remains. The course cover theory and practice in preliminary investigation, burial site mapping, excavation techniques, forensic evidence recovery, osteology, taphonomy and trauma.

Students who are interested in archaeology, anthropology, other forensic science and human rights are welcome to apply.

Period(s) of Occupation: 1980s

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: Students who are interested in archaeology, anthropology, other forensic science and human rights are welcome to apply.

Room and Board Arrangements:
EPAF's Directive Board: – Jose Pablo Baraybar – Juan Carlos Tello – Gisela Ortiz – Oscar Loyola – Franco Mora – Jesus Peña

Contact Information:


Franco Mora

Jr. Rodolfo Rutte 670, Magdalena del Mar

Lima

Lima

fieldschool@epafperu.org

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