Forensic Archaeology, Some Case Studies
Jun 09, 2020
Via Zoom Dr Louise Steding
Forensic Archaeology, Some Case Studies

Dr Louise Steding teaches Criminology and Forensics at Swinburne OnLine (SOL) for Swinburne University of Technology. A forensic specialist, she combines criminology and forensic archaeology in search and recovery methods. This involves detailed research, landscape interpretation, criminal profiling, use of ground penetrating radar, excavation techniques and human bone recognition. Her methods are applied to unsolved cases of deceased missing persons. 

Louise's doctorate also joins criminology and archaeology, to examine perspectives of crime, punishment and prison design, along with access to resources and interior spatial relationships within historic institutions. She has worked with juvenile offenders and as an osteo-archaeologist. Much of her mainstream archaeology had to do with our convict past, prisons, and excavation of human remains from Colonial Australia to the burial grounds of Renaissance, Bronze Age and Neolithic Europe. Louise has served on the National Membership Committee of the Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc (AACAI) and as Chair of the AACAI Branch for New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. She is also a full professional member of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society.

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