Programme of Events

Friday 1st December

19.00 – late Welcome Drinks (cash bar)
20:00 - late Hot Fork Buffet (ticket only)

Saturday 2nd December

08:45 – 09:15 Registration and coffee
09:15 – 09:20 Welcome -  Honorary Secretary, Leigh Evans
09:25 – 09:30 Introduction - Honorary President, Dr Dick Shepherd
Session 1 - Chair: TBC
09:30 – 10:00 Mike Groen - The Amsterdam Research Initiative for Subsurface Taphonmy and Anthropology (ARISTA): The making of a human taphonomy facility in the Netherlands. 
10:00 – 10:30 Lorna Irish - Victim Recovery Dogs: Changing Current Dogma
10:30 - 11:00 Alastair Vannan - Forensic Remote Sensing
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee and Posters
Session 2 - Chair: Dave Ridgewell
11:15 – 11:35 Keith Silika* - The confluence of politics and forensics in the exhumation of remains in Zimbabwe
11:35 – 11:55 Megan Quick* - Searching for Murder Victims: A Computational Model Approach
11:55 - 12:15 Charles Ritchie* - Use of a Structured Light 3D Face Scanner in CCTV Image Comparison
12:15 - 12:35 Ellenor Millican* - Post-Excavation assessment of prehistoric un-urned cremated human remains from East Lomond Hill, Fife, Scotland.
12:45 – 13:30 Buffet lunch and posters
Session 3 - Workshop - Chair: Carole Davenport
13:30 – 15:00 Matteo Borinni and Simone Montaldo - Searching for Missing People: a multidisciplinary strategy combining Forensic Archaeology, Psychology and Canine Units
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee and Posters
Session 4 - Chair: Rose Drew
15:15 – 15:55 Turi King - title TBC
15:55 – 16:25 Samantha De Simone - The role of Computed Tomography (CT) in resolving commingled remains: a 3-Dimensional analysis of different techniques
16:25 – 16:55 Stephen Gregory - DVI: The Challenges - Why "we" have to improve professionally and ethically
16:55 - onwards Closing remarks with Honorary President, Dick Shepherd, followed by the announcement of the student presentation prize winners
 Approximately 17:15 BAHID AGM - Please can all non-members leave the room at this point
  BAHID Council Meeting - Council members only
19.00 – 20:00 Wine and drinks reception
20.00 – late Buffet dinner, followed by drinks

Sunday 3rd December

9:30 - 10:30 BAFA Members Meeting - AGM - Please can all non-members leave the room at this point
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee break
Ancestry Workshop
10:45 - 11:45 Keynote Speaker - TBC
11:45 - 12:30 Morphometric ancestry estimation
12:30 - 13:30 Buffet Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 DNA Techniques to assist in ancestry estimation
14:00 - 15:30 Practical workshop
15:30 - 15:45  Coffee break 
15:45 - 16:30 Discussion - Ethical considerations; The problems and issues around ancestry estimation; Managing Police/Coroner and Procurato Fiscal expectations
16:30 Close of Workshop

 *Student Prize eligible presentation

It should be noted that this programme is provisional and subject to change