Dear list members,
Registration is now open for the three-day Understanding Zooarchaeology
Short Course, which is taking place for the fifth time in the Department of
Archaeology, University of Sheffield.
The course is an ideal introductory, or refresher course for anyone with an
interest in the field.
When: 5-7th September 2012
Cost : £165/£110 (student/unwaged)
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.
For further information please see:
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To register please go to:
We have had excellent feedback from participants on past courses. Andrew
Lawson, Trainee Biological Curator at Manchester Museum, recently attended
the April course and gives his review in his blog:
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The Zooarchaeology Team, University of Sheffield
Department of Archaeology
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S1 4ET
Telephone: (+) 44 (0) 114 22 22 943
Fax: (+) 44 (0) 114 27 22 563
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