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)
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.