Admission to the MSc Archaeology programme Archaeological Science;
Successful pass (grade 5.6 or higher) of the Bone Bell Ringer Exam prior to the start of the course;
BA course Osteology completed with at least a 7.0 is highly recommended.
This is a graduate seminar in human osteology and paleopathology, designed to further knowledge about what human remains can tell us about the past.
This class is for students who already have comprehensive training in the identification and basic analysis of human skeletal remains. It will be necessary for students who are developing research topics for their Master’s theses in osteoarchaeology, and of value to students who want to acquire the knowledge necessary to undertake doctoral research that involves human osteology.
The course emphasises how the application of scientific methods and the integration of biological and archaeological evidence to research hypotheses can aid in enhancing our reconstructions of human history. Methods covered include biomechanics, joint disease, dental disease, and infectious disease.
To develop an understanding of current methodological and theoretical topics in biological anthropology;
To increase knowledge about science-based approaches within the field of osteoarchaeology;
To practice basic human osteology and paleopathological identification and reporting skills;
To develop critical thinking skills.
Course schedule details can be found in MyTimetable.
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Mode of instruction
Open laboratory time.
Only the exam can be retaken.
All assessment deadlines (exams, retakes, paper deadlines etc.) can be found in MyTimetable.
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Individual deadlines (assignments etc.) can be found in the syllabus and on Brightspace.
To be announced.
For lectures, tutorials, and exams, enrolment through MyStudymap is mandatory.
You are also required to confirm your exam in MyStudymap. No confirmation = no participation!
General information about registration can be found on the Course and Exam Enrolment page.
For more information about this course, please contact dr. S.A. (Sarah) Schrader.