Zooarchaeology Short Course Sheffield

March 9, 2011

Zooarchaeology Short Course
Understanding zooarchaeology: a short course for archaeology and heritage professionals


When: 13th to 15th April 2011

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £150 (£100 concession)

Sheffield has a long history of zooarchaeology teaching and research, and today it is home to one of the largest and most active zooarchaeology research teams in the UK. Our members work throughout the UK and Europe as well as contributing to projects in Asia and Africa, and have research interests that span the period from the Palaeolithic to the recent past. The course aims to provide an understanding of the basic theory and methods which
zooarchaeologists use to understand animal bone evidence. The course will include lectures, discussion and hands on practical classes. Participants will begin to develop the skills necessary to: 

• Recognise special/unusual faunal deposits and understand the principles of excavating animal bones.

• Care for and store bones after excavation.
• Identify different species from their bones and teeth.
• Age and sex bones.
• Recognize taphonomy, butchery and pathology.
• Understand how zooarchaeological material is analysed and quantified.
• Interpret site reports and zooarchaeological literature.

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