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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Africa - Somalilandia - Forensic Antropology: Uncovering Somaliland's Troubled Past - 2014

Africa - Somalilandia - Forensic Antropology: Uncovering Somaliland's Troubled Past - 2014

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2013-12-30
Start Date 2014-02-09
End Date 2014-03-10

Multiple Sessions yes

Archaeology Field School Location

Hargeisa - Somaliland

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

The Center For Justice And Accountability - CJA



Archaeology Field School Tuition

The Application process for the fields school consists of;
 Filling in the Somaliland Field School application form, submitting it to the field school email address (see below)
 Participating in an intervieiw with the Field School Faciliators (via Skype). These should take place in early January 2014.
 Once the interview process is complete, a bank deposit is required to secure participation in the field school.
The estimated cost for field school participants is US$ 4,950 for the month (US$190.40 per day).
 A non-refundable deposit of US$500.00 is necessary to reserve the partici-pant’s space will be required shortly after the application process is comple-te (by December 30th, 2013).
 A second payment of US$ 2,225 will be required by January 15th, 2014, and a final payment of US$ 2,225 should be completed by January 30th, 2014.
VACANCIES ARE LIMITED.



Archaeology Field School Travel
US $ 4950

Archaeology Field School Description


Course objective:

In this 4-weeks long field school, the participants will attend virtual and
in situ workshops on the culture, society, religion and post-conflict issues
of Somaliland. The field school will assist in training the staff of the
War Crimes Investigation Commission of Somaliland in forensic investigation
of human rights violations.
At the completion of the course, the participants will have an understanding
of the application of forensic sciences to the investigation
of Human Rights violations, as well as the process involved in the
examination, recovery and analysis of mass graves and their contents.
As a norm students will spend two weeks working in the exhumation
process and two weeks in the laboratory.

Contents and schedules:

Prior to arrival to Hargeisa, participants will receive a reading package on the culture and
politics and recent history of Somaliland, as well as the legacy of human rights violations in
the country. In addition during the first day students will receive an introductory lecture on
the various aspects to be considered in a forensic intervention of this nature.
The first group shall be deployed to the exhumation site while the second group will start
the examination of remains already exhumed at the morgue.
In the field participants will be guided through the exhumation process from mass graves
selected by the War Crimes Investigation Commission of Somaliland, including (but not limited)
to surveying, mapping, collection of surface evidence and exhumation procedures.
In the morgue participants will be exposed to the examination of remains and associated
artefacts recovered during the exhumation process, as well as prepare chain of custody
forms, clean recovered remains and associated artefacts and storage. They will be guided
through the process of aging, sexing, calculate stature, biological affinity and trauma. In
addition they will examine clothing and related artefacts and prepare individual reports.

Application process:

The Application process for the fields school consists of;
 Filling in the Somaliland Field School application form, submitting it to the field school email address (see below)
 Participating in an intervieiw with the Field School Faciliators (via Skype). These should take place in early January 2014.
 Once the interview process is complete, a bank deposit is required to secure participation in the field school.
The estimated cost for field school participants is US$ 4,950 for the month (US$190.40 per day).
 A non-refundable deposit of US$500.00 is necessary to reserve the partici-pant’s space will be required shortly after the application process is comple-te (by December 30th, 2013).
 A second payment of US$ 2,225 will be required by January 15th, 2014, and a final payment of US$ 2,225 should be completed by January 30th, 2014.
VACANCIES ARE LIMITED.

Costs, dates and other information:

The official carrier will be Ethiopian Airlines, to guarantee direct flights to Somaliland. All
international flights arrangements will be handled directly by EPAF International in order
to guarantee a bulk price from the airline.
For further information on payment methods, write to fieldschool@epafperu.org
The cost includes:
 Accommodation: Participants will stay at Adams’s inn hotel, a peaceful environment,
with all basic services for the participants’ comfort.
 Meals: All three (3) meals are included for the entire month.
The cost does not includes:
 Airfare
 Travel insurance.
 Bank fees.

Security:

Security is, of course, our primary concern; and will be awarded the
utmost priority in the planning and execution of the mission. Every possible
effort will be made to ensure the safety of the team and have
every contingency in place. In turn students will strictly adhere to
mandatory regulations for EPAF staff whilst in the country.
Despite travel advisories from national governments cautioning
against all travel to Somalia, the distinction must be made between
the generic name of the region and Somaliland.
The proposed mission will be exclusively located in the city of Hargeisa,
where the security situation has been stable for some years.

Health care:

All aspects of the provision of medical cover for expatriates working in Somaliland are handled by Exmed Global Medical Services of Hereford, United Kingdom.
Exmed UK are contracted by the United Nations (UN) to provide Emergency Ca-re, Medevac as far as Nairobi and primary care to all registered NGOs. Exmed will have a doctor and two paramedics on call 24/7 and based in one of the secure UN compounds in Hargeisa. In addition there is also a UN doctor and ambulance based at a clinic in the World Health Organization (WHO) compound.
Everyone deploying to Hargeisa with the EPAF program should have medical insu-rance and must have the following inoculations:
YELLOW FEVER, HEPATITIS A & B, RABIES, TETANUS
Hargeisa is not classified as a Malaria risk area. Prophylactics are not required but mosquito nets are always useful.

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Forensic Antropology






Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
1

Directors and Instructors

DIRECTOR:
JOSE PABLO BARAYBAR

has over 20 years of experience as a forensic anthropologist. He has consulted and/or trained on the use of forensics in cases of Human Rights violations in Guatemala, Colombia, Venezue-la, Haiti, Ethiopia, the Congo, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Iraq, and the Philippines. He is the Executi-ve Director of the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team (EPAF). He served as forensic anthro-pologist for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1996 and as Chief Forensic Anth-ropologist/ Archaeologist for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) from 1996-2002.
He has expert witness status in the International Criminal Tribunal and was one of a handful of scientists to present forensic evidence in the case of Srebrenica (Bosnia) which is the first case of Genocide to be prosecuted using forensic evidence after the Tribunals of Nuremberg and Tokyo. In 2002 he created the Office of Missing Persons and Forensics (OMPF) in Kosovo and served as its head until 2007. During his tenure as head of OMPF was awarded with the UN21 Awards. Mr. Baraybar was awarded the 2011 Judith Lee Stronach Human Rights prize by the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Francisco.

INSTRUCTORS:

CHRIS COBB-SMITH

served for twenty years in the British Army, retiring in 1994. Recruited by the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, he gained further operational experience as an UNSCOM weapons inspector in Iraq and as a monitor for the OSCE’s Kosovo Verification Mission. Increasing awa-reness that journalists were ill prepared for hostile environments led to him founding Chiron Resources to provide specialist media support.
In addition, Mr. Cobb-Smith is retained as a military/weapons expert by news agencies and NGOs to conduct investigations, not only into the deaths of journalists (most notably Abed Takoush in 2000 and James Miller in 2003), but also of alleged human rights abuses and po-tential war crimes.

SCOTT EMMONS
is a respected teacher and an expert in different fields related to the use of spatial data. He uses his expertise to support people in gathering, managing and sharing information through technology and local knowledge. He has led the development of software and techniques to better promote the interests of community projects and spends much of his time working with Aboriginal groups throughout British Columbia.
Mr. Emmons runs the GIS Lab at UNBC, which operates as an open door educational facility.








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