Forensic Archaeologist or Crime Scene Investigator?
The excavation of an archaeological site in many ways mimics that of crime scene examination. A forensic archaeologist acts in the dual role of outside expert and crime scene investigator when excavating a clandestine grave as part of a criminal investigation. As such, it is beneficial for the forensic archaeologist to have completed awareness training in a number of forensic fields. Are current degree programs meeting this need? If not, in what forensic techniques should a forensic archaeologist be trained to ensure optimal performance in the field?