The Zooarchaeology Team of the University of Sheffield would like to let you know that registrations are now open for Understanding Zooarchaeology I short course.
Understanding Zooarchaeology I (17th-19th January 2018) is directed to students, professionals and enthusiasts and does not require any previous knowledge of the discipline.
Animal bones and teeth are among the most common remains found on archaeological sites, and this three-day course will provide participants with an understanding of the basic methods that zooarchaeologists use to understand animal bone evidence. During this course participants will begin to develop the skills necessary to: 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. The teaching will be delivered through short lectures, hands-on practical activities and case studies.
Prices are as follows:
£180 (standard rate)/£120 (student/unwaged rate)
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NB This course is not aimed at professional and/or experienced zooarchaeologists. We would be grateful if you could spread the news, as you may know of people who may be interested. Apologies for cross-posting.
Please also note that this course is not run for profit but as educational tools. If any income is generated is reused to enhance our facilities, which are fully available for the use of the general public, at no charge.
With best wishes,
The Sheffield Zooarchaeology Team