We offer expert Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Archaeology services nationally, as well as interntionally, for the police, local councils, fire service, and the Diocese. We will work anywhere and under any weather conditions. With a large pool of affiliates in Forensic Pathology, DNA and Crime Scene Investigation, we can work both directly on site as well as provide quality consultancy and manage any project.
Forensic Anthropology can also be practiced within known and existing cemetery settings of churchyards or other public places. We offer exhumation, identification of the remains, repatriation and reburial services. We will liaise directly with the body or organisation responsible for the management of the grounds and proceed to see the work through to completion. For more information on exhumation please click on the link to see our exhumation notice.
We work with professional, cultural and religious ethics in mind. We have a humane approach to the human remains, guided by integrity and a strong social ethos.
We strictly adhere to the Code of Practice for Forensic Anthropology published by the UK government, which can be viewed here:
Our professional practices also follows Forensic Archaeology guidelines provided by CiFA, which can be viewed here: http://www.archaeologists.net/sites/default/files/CIfAS&GForensics_2.pdf
We follow government guidelines with regards to health and safety procedures while working with human remains: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/web01.pdf
Forensic Anthropology deals with remains that are 100 years old or younger. There are no direct physical evidence readily visible on bone that could determine the age of the remains. Investigation by non-specialists, and outside the merits of Forensic Anthropology UK guidelines, may result in the contamination of the remains and compromise the case.
A forensic anthropologist must be invoked when hard tissue (with or without soft tissue present) is discovered that is of unclear or unknown provenance, and date. Human remains discovered outside a known archaeological site or project (even if suspected to be archaeological in origin), or unexpectly found within the remit of archaeological groundworks but have no clear archaeological origin, these must be addressed as forensic. Coming directly to us, we will take all measures necessary, inform and liaise with the authorities to report the discovery and proceed with the investigation accordingly.
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