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Title: An investigation into the relationship between the archaeology of burnt structures and fire science as employed in a forensic context
Author: Harrison, Karl
ISNI:       0000 0001 3539 161X
Awarding Body: The University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2008
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This project aims to provide a broad but detailed discussion of the interrelationships between archaeological theory and practice, the preserved material record, scientific understanding of the nature of structural fire dynamics and the current practice of fire investigators in excavating forensic fire scenes In a UK context. By drawing these disciplines together, it seeks to achieve a number of distinct goals; improved understanding of structural fires as they are preserved in the archaeological record; the identification of a range of methodological tools that may benefit the practice of archaeologists in approaching burnt buildings; and the adaptation of techniques of archaeological excavation and recording that might improve the current practice of debris sifting prevalent in forensic fire investigation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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