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Research - Education: Archaeological excavation
Participants will be provided with an overview of human skeletal anatomy and a variety of osteological methods.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Introduction to Human Osteology

5 Day Course

Introduction to Human Osteology – 5 Day Course

Sponsored by University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology

Monday, September 10, 2012 – Friday, September 14, 2012

Location: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology, Northgate House, West Street, Sheffield S1 4ET, United Kingdom

A five-day course suitable for those working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or for those wanting a taster course in human osteology. Please note, this course will involve handling human bones.

Cost: £400 (approximately $646) full price, £340 (approximately $549) concession (students and unwaged – please note, there are a very limited number of concessionary places)

Course Content

Participants will begin to develop skills in:

-Understanding of human musculoskeletal anatomy

-Understanding the principles of excavating human skeletal material

-Recording a skeleton both in the field and the laboratory

-Estimating age, sex, and stature

-Indentifying key features of both juvenile and adult dentition

-Understanding the fundamental characteristics of bone microstructure

-Recognising dental and non-dental pathology

-Interpreting osteological findings and relating them to the wider archaeological context

Registration will close on Friday 31st August 2012.

For further information regarding this course, please email Lauren McIntyre (l.j.mcintyre@sheffield.ac.uk) or Isabelle Heyerdahl-King (prp09ish@sheffield.ac.uk), or phone us on 0114 2222948.

Website: http://www.shef.ac.uk/archaeology/news/events/human-osteology5day