Welcome to Ossafreelance: Professional Osteoarchaeological Services throughout the UK

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Ossafreelance specialists offer extensive experience to provide you with professional forensic and osteoarchaeological services.

We assist our clients at every step of the way to ensure a successful outcome on time and to budget, whether they need advice from the outset about pre-excavation strategy, on-site advice during excavation works or input at the post-excavation stage.

We can help with:


  • Archaeological Human Skeletal Remains
  • Forensic Cases involving Human Remains
  • Archaeological Animal Bone
  • Exhumation, reburial and repatriation
  • Digital Radiography
  • Stable Isotope Analysis

  • aDNA
  • 3D Modelling
  • Publication
  • Outreach and Community Projects
  • Exhibitions
  • Training


Ossafreelance has a strong history of producing high quality osteological and forensic reports that are tailored to meet the needs of each client and project, working to nationally recognised standards. We also engage the latest specialist scientific analyses and technologies, ensuring the maximum output for the budget available on every project.

We offer specialists who have extensive experience with human osteoarchaeology, forensic anthropology and zooarchaeology, meaning that we can integrate our services to offer you a comprehensive and efficient, service from start to finish.


Human Osteoarchaeology

Our team of human osteoarchaeologists are able to provide assessment and analysis of archaeological human skeletal remains, including the use of digital radiography, stable isotope analysis, aDNA, and 3D modelling



Forensic Anthropology

Our team of forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology experts are able to provide on site assistance 24-7, search & recovery (incl. DVI), crime scene investigation, transport, analysis and identification of the remains 




Our zooarchaeologist is able to offer assessments providing careful consideration of the research potential of faunal assemblages as well as full analysis to publication standard. We work closely with our clients, ensuring that each report is to the required standard and format following national guidelines by Historic England  




Ossafreelance has dedicated office, laboratory and storage spaces equipped with a range of osteometric equipment and reference materials.