Institute of Materials and Investigative Sciences (IMIS)

In consultation with local authorities, the Environment Agency and Animal Health, an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the UCLan School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences established the Taphonomic Research in Anthropology: Centre for Experimental Studies (TRACES), in May 2009.

TRACES comprises 13 acres of land and associated facilities across the North West of England and is the first facility in the UK dedicated to the experimental study of forensic taphonomy using animal models. Find out more about the TRACES facility.