The congress workshops will be held on Friday 29 September 2023, from 14:30 to 16:30.

Participation in the workshops is free of charge for all conference participants (both in person and online), although, due to the eminently practical nature of workshops 2 and 3, only workshop 1 (“The need for Evidentiary Standards for Forensic Archaeology“) will be offered in streaming.

Each congress attendee will be able to participate in only one workshop. As this is an optional and elective activity, those interested must register in advance by sending an email to from 15 July at 9:00 am. Only one email per participant will be accepted. Places will be allocated in strict order of emails received until full capacity is reached (limited only in presential format).

In any case, the three workshops will be recorded and their content can be subsequently viewed by all registered attendees (in person and online) through the meeting’s website (“my account” space) during October 2023.

All participants will receive an attendance certificate (digital format) for the workshop held (as long as their attendance is verified, either in person or virtually, live) once the congress is over.


  • Title: “The need for Evidentiary Standards for Forensic Archaeology”
    Mike Groen. Netherlands Forensic Institute. Chair of the ENFSI SoC Forensic Archaeology Group
    Alastair Vannan. Chair, Forensic Archaeology Expert Panel (FAEP), Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA, UK)
    Jennifer Miller. Chair, Forensic Archaeology Expert Panel (FAEP), Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA, UK)
  • Description: Crime scene investigators and forensic archaeologists recover and record finds, features and traces during their casework, for example during excavation of clandestine burials. This evidence, together with the understanding of the context in which it was collected, can play a significant role in criminal investigations. This workshop will discuss the evidential value and possible pitfalls of the forensic archaeological investigation, focusing on the Case Assessment and Interpretation (CAI) model, founded on Bayesian thinking.
    The CAI model is widely used within other mainstream forensic disciplines and is also applicable within forensic archaeology. The CAI model provides clarity on the role of the forensic archaeologist within the criminal justice process. It offers a framework that helps to design effective and efficient case-examination strategies and reduces the potential for cognitive bias. It can also assist in demonstrating the scientific rigour of forensic archaeological interpretations. This workshop will briefly outline the principles of CAI and provide a forum for discussion of the benefits and limitations of this model to forensic archaeology.
  • Language: English (workshop subtitled in Spanish, recording with Spanish subtitles)
  • Available places: 100 (máx. in person), unlimited (online). Access during October 2023 to the session recording.


  • Title: Jodapro – Improving Crime Scene Assessment: an Innovative and Pragmatic Approach (Hands-on Workshop)
    Kjeld Hendrik Helland-Hansen, Police superintendent (CSI) West Police District, Norway
    Kristil Håland, CEO, Jodatech AS, Norway
    Bente Skattør,  Senior Advisor ICT and Innovation, Police Professional Staff, Joint Unit for Investigation and Intelligence, Oslo politidistrikt, Norway
  • Description: In our fast-paced technological age, new advancements offer significant efficiencies for law enforcement and their partners. Keeping up with these rapid digital changes is crucial for the police and public sectors. The key to success lies in fostering collaboration between public sectors, academia, and industry.
    The police employ a versatile array of methods and techniques, utilized either individually or synergistically, to solve crimes. The choice of these strategies is often dictated by the unique nature of each investigation’s starting point, typically the crime scene. A knowledge-driven evaluation of each unique crime scene is essential in determining the most suitable personnel for the task.
    Jodacare, a Norwegian company, has pioneered the development of the tool JodaPro that integrates video recording/streaming and Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies into the “Realwear Navigator 500” headset. This innovation allows crime scene personnel to operate the tool using voice commands, effectively converting spoken words into written text, streamlining the transcription process.
    The workshop’s objective is to showcase the JodaPro tool, fostering a dialogue about its potential applications, strengths, and limitations. Our aspiration is to inspire further innovative ideas for its use, involving input from experts from the conference across various fields such as forensic medicine, archaeology, and anthropology.
  • Language: English (workshop partly translated live into Spanish, recording with subtitles in Spanish)
  • Available places: 25 (max. in person), not available in streaming (access during October 2023 to the session recording)


  • Title:Basic differentiation criteria between Animal and Human Osteology” (Hands-on Workshop)
    Iratxe Boneta Jiménez. Ph.D., Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).
    Corina Liesau von Lettow-Vorbeck. Ph.D., Professor of Prehistory. Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM)
  • Description: All mammals share a generalized skeletal pattern, although the shape of the bones and theway they relate to each other differ between species. Determining the human or non-humannature of a bone ore bone splinter is fundamental for a forensic archaeologist. By examiningthe size, morphology, attributes and structure of a bone, the species to which it belongs maybe identified. Attendees of this workshop will learn the basic criteria used to verify whether abone comes from a human or a non-human animal.
  • Language: English (with explanations in Spanish, recording with subtitles in Spanish)
  • Available places: 25 (max. in person), not available in streaming (access during October 2023 to the session recording)
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