Odyssey Services offers a range professional consultancy, recovery and analysis services. We serve NGOs, commercial archaeology companies, governments and the private sector.
We can offer a multitude of field services from inception to completion of all field-based operations and projects in Forensic Anthropology/Archaeology and Bioarchaeology. We can offer our services for excavation and exhumation for small or large scale projects, including field management of mass graves and commingled contexts.
We have experience in approach and method design for different types of burials contexts, including mass graves, primary or secondary. We can either take full charge of the approach and/or execute all field operations, or work alongside you.
We have experience in cemetery protection (heritage management and preservation); burial movement with or without exhumation; and rescue recovery of archaeological or modern burial grounds. Along these lines we are able to help you preserve features whether in the form of 3D modelling or in their original physical form.
Post-Excavation Analysis & Repatriation
We can offer a range of post-excavation services, including anthropological analysis of skeletal remains; identification and sampling of skeletal material (DNA, isotopes, C14, histology etc). We will liaise with the most appropriate experts and laboratories that fit the needs of each project. Each project is followed by a detailed osteological report, interpretation of the findings using comparative data and a photographic inventory (digital) & appendix. The work of our experts is monitored externally by independent specialists to ensure optimum quality and unbiased analysis.
We have an expert team specializing in the repatriation of Missing in armed-conflict who can act from the field to the delivery and as Expert Witness in court. We have a team that is knowledgeable in the various Acts related to the repatriation of archaeological skeletal material and other biological heritage material. We collaborate with experts around the world and we can provide services upon request.
We can offer tailor-made research to fit your needs in ways that will aid the speeding up of your project and enhance the accuracy of your identification goals and your project's quality in the fields of forensic antrhopology and bioarchaeology..
Training & Development
We can help you build your local capacity and infrastructure in forensic anthropology, forensic archaeology, bioarchaeology, and management of associated heritage in general.
We offer specialized training in all aspects in these disciplines, both in the field and the laboratory. We can offer a hands-on training scheme for further development (CPD) in our own facilities and/or we can extend the training in your own premises. Our training is delivered by renowned academics and experts in the form of lectures and practical tutorials, as well as ground expeditions.
We have experience in human remains Policy development and its implementation; Quality control and responsible training; and the development of operational standards for national (SOP) and international support (ISO).