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FRSC 607. Forensic Taphonomy. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 2 lecture and 2 laboratory hours. 3 credits. Focuses on the process and sequence of human decomposition, as well as the burial, water disposal and surface dispersal of human remains. The course covers current issues in taphonomic research and practical application, including both domestic and international examples of mass disasters and mass graves. An understanding of the principles of archaeological stratigraphy is an integral part of the course. There is a significant field work and laboratory component.