Forensic Archaeology

Forensic arcaheological excavation by Caroline Sturdy Colls

Forensic archaeological excavation by Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls

The forensic archaeologist will support and advise on search strategies, identify appropriate methods and resources, and work closely with crime scene personnel in order to maximise recovered evidence in a methodical, cost-effective and rapid manner. In addition, the skills of the forensic archaeologist also have an important emerging role in formal exhumations and the review process as part of cold cases.

Based at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, the Centre of Archaeology offers a wide range of forensic archaeological services to police forces and private clients across the United Kingdom. Staff from the Centre have experience in a number of high profile cases and can be deployed at short notice to assist in search, recovery and laboratory-based examinations.

Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls is a full panel member of the UK Forensic Archaeology Expert Panel which is recognised by the UK Home Office.


For further information, please contact:
Professor Caroline Sturdy Colls
t: +44 (0) 1782 295930