Human Osteology Short Courses

Following a very successful April session, Sheffield University’s Introduction to Human Osteology short course will run again in September 2014.

Lead by doctoral researchers in Human Osteology and department staff Dr Diana Mahoney Swales and Dr Elizabeth Craig-Atkins, 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 next course will run for 3 days from 3rd-5th September 2014.

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

How to apply

Apply via our online shop: This course is now full.

This course is being planned to run again in April 2015.

If you would like to be kept informed about future courses, please contact Lizzy Craig-Atkins at

There will not be a Zooarchaeology course running in September. We currently aim to run the Zooarchaeology and Introduction to Human Osteology back-to-back again in the future, but not in 2014.

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