Location: Amherst, MA, US
Season: May 21, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Session Dates: May 21 - June 29, 2018 (Class will run M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no class on Memorial Day)
Application Deadline: March 19, 2018
Deadline Type: Contact for details
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Ventura Pérez
This course introduces students to the role of the biological anthropologist, archaeologist and forensic scientist in excavations of human remains.
The course will be divided into three units.
Students will leave the course with hands-on experience in excavating human remains and associated archaeological materials, critically analyzing and engaging with osteological data, writing field summaries and site reports, and presenting research findings. In addition, we will explore key concepts in ethics, repatriation, medicolegal death investigation and regulations regarding unmarked burials.
Applications and more information are available on our website.
This course introduces students to the role of the biological anthropologist, archaeologist and forensic scientist in excavations of human remains. Students gain insight and experience working with professionals in various fields, participate in mock excavations, examine the ethics surrounding the excavation of human remains, and learn current research methodologies, including but not limited to microscopy, GIS, macroscopic analysis, material culture analysis, and more.
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 6 weeks
Experience Required: We encourage both academic and non-academic applicants! We've had non-traditional students, former military members, artists with archaeology backgrounds, and traditional students from many different institutions across the country enroll in the past seasons.
Room and Board Arrangements:
Must be arranged by participant. Instructor will provide information for on-campus summer housing at UMass Amherst and links to housing within the area. Cost: 6 credits, $500 per credit
6 credits credits offered by University of Massachusetts Amherst. Tuition is $500/credit.
Department of Anthropology, 217 Machmer Hall, 240 Hicks Way
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