UNITAD’s Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Unit initiated today a 3-day training

UNITAD’s Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Unit conducted a three-day training for field excavation specialists from the Iraqi Mass Graves Directorate (MGD). The training comes as a part of the Unit’s continued partnership with MGD and its teams, and it covered the application of 3D laser scanning technology in the recording of complex ISIL mass grave crime scenes.

The training explored practical capacity building of the MGD experts presented in the form of mock crime scenes, as well as post processing of digital data; all of which aims to enhance field based recording methods and the development of digital presentation tools that can be shared with the judiciary to explain the findings from mass grave sites.

Earlier in February, the Forensic Unit had introduced a primary training for MGD experts on 3D scanning technology. Additionally, UNITAD had provided MGD and other national governmental institutions with specialized high-tech equipment that are essential to their operations support of UNITAD’s investigative efforts.

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