Suitable for people working in archaeology, museums and other positions within the heritage industry, anyone wanting a taster course in human osteology at an intermediate level, prospective students at undergraduate or Masters level and anyone wishing to refresh their knowledge of human osteology and the interpretation of osteological material.

Date: 12―16 January 2015

Duration: 5 days

Course leaders: Lauren McIntyre and Isabelle Heyerdahl-King

A five-day course suitable for those working in: archaeology, museums and other positions within the heritage industry; anyone wanting a taster course in human osteology at an intermediate level; prospective students at undergraduate or Masters level and anyone wishing to refresh their knowledge of human osteology and the interpretation of osteological material.

The course is taught through lectures, presentations and a wide range of practical activities, giving participants the opportunity to apply and consolidate the information given.

The course will be taught by Dr Lauren McIntyre of Elmet Archaeological Services and Isabelle Heyerdahl-King (doctoral candidate at the University of Sheffield). Lauren and Isabelle are trained osteoarchaeologists with a combined total of over 25 years practical and professional experience in both the field and the classroom.

Participants will begin to develop skills in:

  • Understanding the development of the human skeleton from an evolutionary perspective
  • Understanding human musculoskeletal anatomy
  • Understanding the fundamental principles of excavating human skeletal material in the field
  • Recording a skeleton both in the field and the laboratory
  • Estimating age at death, biological sex, and living stature
  • Indentifying key features of both juvenile and adult dentition
  • Understanding key characteristics of bone microstructure
  • Recognising dental and non-dental pathology
  • Interpreting osteological findings and relating them to the wider archaeological context

Follow the link for more info on course content and booking!

http://heritage.brookes.ac.uk/short-courses/human-osteology/