Attendance of the BA3 Botany/Zoology specialisation class deemed to be necessary by the instructor.
This is a practical course where students apply the knowledge of archaeo-/palaeobotany or zoology they gained in the second and third years of the BA-programme to the investigation of plant or mammalian remains from an archaeological or archaeologically relevant site.
The exact nature of the investigation will be discussed by individual students with the instructor and depend on the student’s interest and the material available for investigation.
Ability to determine and differentiate fossil plant or zoological material while unsupervised;
Ability to use scientific equipment, reference collections and literature to identify plant or mammalian fossils;
Ability to present archaeo-/palaeobotanical or zoological data;
Ability to interpret assemblages and reconstruct past vegetation, faunal community, palaeoenvironment and draw conclusions about human/hominin activity.
The course load will be distributed as follows:
Mode of instruction
One-on-one consultations between instructor and student;
All analyses and the report must be completed by the end of block 3.
Depends on the chosed field of investigation.