The University of Sheffield
Osteology Lab

Human Osteology Short Courses

Sheffield University’s Introduction to Human Osteology short course will run for a further two sessions in 2014.
Lead by department staff Dr Diana Mahoney Swales and Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, and supported by graduate students in Human Osteology, the course will provide a broad introduction to the skills and techniques of skeletal analysis of archaeological human remains. Ranging from basic anatomy to skeletal pathology, this course is ideal as a taster for people interested in pursuing further study in biological anthropology/human osteology; a refresher for those who have previously worked with archaeological human remains; or an opportunity for amateur enthusiasts to learn more about what goes on in the osteology lab! Benefiting from full access to our world-class teaching collections and facilities, with the expertise of the department’s staff and researchers, the course balances academic quality with friendly, engaging tuition.

The April course will run for 3 days from 10th-12th April 2014.

The 3 day course is £180/£120 (concession)

The Human Osteology short course is now full. We are currently planning to run another course in the autumn. If you would like to be kept informed about future courses, please contact Lizzy Craig-Atkins at

We can also offer the Zooarchaeology Short Course (7th-9th April) and Human Osteology Short Course as a package for a 10% discount. Further details of the course will be advertised soon, but please feel free to contact Dr Lizzy Craig-Atkins with any pre-booking questions at

Combined Understanding Zooarchaeology I and Introduction to Human Osteology

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