Recovering human remains during an ongoing conflict needs many logistical, professional, security and cultural aspects to work together if success in telling the victims stories is to be achieved. This lecture compares the forensic archaeological work carried out in Iraq, after the capture of Saddam Hussein, with that in Libya, after the fall of Gaddafi.
About the speaker: Archaeology takes Kerrie Grant around the world – Morocco, Nigeria, Cyprus and UAE – just to name a few of the countries where she has worked and, when not excavating overseas Kerrie works on archaeological projects in Australia. As a forensic archaeologist she was part of the team that unearthed “the hobbit”, the 12,000-year-old remains of Homo floresiensis in Indonesia and spent two and a half years unearthing the graves of innocent men, women and children killed by Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq.
Presented by ArchSoc and the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, at the University of Sydney.
Date: 6pm, Wednesday 24 May 2017
Venue: CCANESA boardroom, Madsen Building, University of Sydney – entrance from Eastern Avenue, up the stairs.
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