Wednesday, March 9, 2011

forensic archaeology in Guatemala

Ontologies of Exhumation: a speaker series considering the ethics and philosophy of archaeological exhumation.

Fernando Moscoso Moller, founder of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Team
Thursday 10th March, 4.10pm.
963 Schermehorn Ext.

The second speaker in this series is Fernando Moscoso Moller, who will be talking about his experiences carrying out forensic exhumations in Guatemala. We will be discussing the role of NGO’s, and thinking about the tensions between forensic practice and the need to attend to local sensibilities around death and exhumation. If you would like to join us the readings for the class can be found on Courseworks at the link below.

The ‘Ontologies of Exhumation’ speaker series is sponsored by the Council for Graduate Schools Project for Scholarly Integrity, the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Archaeology, Columbia University, and is running in conjunction with the ‘Archaeologies of Contemporary Conflict’ graduate seminar at Columbia.

Please contact Zoe Crossland for more information and for the readings (

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