BA or BSc degree obtained;
Admission to the RMSc-programme Bioarchaeology.
This seminar includes the study of the anatomy and morphology of a range of materials, from botanical and animal genera to human. The anatomy and morphology of any fossil is crucial for its identification but, even more importantly, to understand its evolutionary history.
The seminar addresses changes in morphology due to long-term processes such as natural selection, or due to short-term changes as a result of pathological conditions. The vast amount of information that can be deduced from anatomical and morphological features of past species will be discussed.
Basic knowledge of the anatomy and morphology of a range of materials from botanical and animal genera to human;
Working knowledge of a wide range of (changes in) morphological features encountered in the bioarchaeological record;
Interpretation of the observed morphological features in the context of scientific debates.
Course schedule details can be found in the RMA and RMSc time schedule.
Mode of instruction
Lectures with practical exercises;
The course load will be distributed as follows:
14×2 hours of lectures, discussion meetings and practical exercises (2 ec);
280 pages of literature (2 ec);
1 paper presenting the results of a case study assigned to the candidate (1 ec).
Participation in discussions;
Assignments (research papers).
All assessment deadlines (exams, retakes, paper deadlines etc.) can be found in the RMA and RMSc examination schedule.
To be published on BlackBoard.
Registration for the course or the exam is not required.
For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr. T. van Kolfschoten.