From January 11th to February 07th, 2020

Join EPAF in the exhumation and analysis of bodies from mass graves during this intensive 4-week field school. As a result of massacres committed during the regime of Mohammed Siad Barre in the 1980s, an estimated 60,000 people were killed and thousands more were victims of enforced disappearance. Working in Hargeisa, students in this field school will help determine the number of Somaliland's disappeared through a system of antemortem data collection, research of mass graves, and the analysis of human remains. The course cover theory and practice in preliminary investigation, burial site mapping, excavation techniques, forensic evidence recovery, osteology, taphonomy and trauma.

Students who are interested in archaeology, anthropology, other forensic science and human rights are welcome to apply.

EPAF previous Field Schools: Brochure Second Somaliland Field School 2017 Promo 2019

Please contact [email protected] for more information, or visit our website.


Field school's sexual harassment policy as submitted

EPAF is committed to providing a work environment in which all workers are treated with respect and dignity. Workplace harassment will not be tolerated from any person in the workplace including customers, clients, other employers. Workplace harassment means engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome or workplace sexual harassment. Workplace sexual harassment means: 1. engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against a worker in a workplace because of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, where the course of comment or conduct is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome, or 2. making a sexual solicitation or advance where the person making the solicitation or advance is in a position to confer, grant or deny a benefit or advancement to the worker and the person knows or ought reasonably to know that the solicitation or advance is unwelcome; Reasonable action taken by the employer or supervisor relating to the management and direction of workers or the workplace is not workplace harassment. Workers are encouraged to report any incidents of workplace harassment to the appropriate manager. Management will investigate and deal with all complaints or incidents of workplace harassment in a fair, respectful and timely manner. Information provided about an incident or about a complaint will not be disclosed except as necessary to protect workers, to investigate the complaint or incident, to take corrective action or as otherwise required by law. Managers, supervisors and workers are expected to adhere to this policy, and will be held responsible by the employer for not following it. Workers are not to be penalized or disciplined for reporting an incident or for participating in an investigation involving workplace harassment.

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