Understanding Zooarchaeology II

Now rescheduled for the 21st-23rd January 2021 due to the current Covid-19 crisis. This three-day course uses interactive teaching methods to further your knowledge of the study of animal remains in archaeology.

Three archaeology students examining an animal jaw bone together.

The Understanding Zooarchaeology II short course uses short lectures, discussions, case studies and practical classes so that participants can experience the whole range of knowledge and skills required by the discipline, with the opportunity to work with an actual faunal assemblage.

The course is directed to students, professionals and enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of zooarchaeology. The teaching will be delivered through short lectures and hands-on practical activities.

If you are completely new to zooarchaeology, you may benefit from enrolling in our Understanding Zooarchaeology I course before undertaking part II.

For further information, please contact zooarch-shortcourse@sheffield.ac.uk

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Leaflet [PDF]


Provisional timetable

Takes place Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd of January 2021. Days run from 9am-5.30pm.

Session Theme
8.15am-9.00am

Registration

Introduction and 'get to know' session

1

Sheep and goats

  • Morphological distinction

Coffee break

2

Deer

  • Cervid species, red deer-cattle distinction

Case study

Lunch break

3

Taphonomy

  • Taphonomic evidence and its interpretation

Coffee break

4

Recording an assemblage, introduction

  • Recording protocol and database, use of manuals and reference collection

Q&A overview of the day

Session Theme
5

Biometry

  • Methods, interpretation, practicals

Coffee break

6

Biometry

  • Methods, interpretation, practicals
7

Recording an assemblage

Lunch break

8

Molluscs

Cofee break

9 Reptiles and amphibians
10

Recording an assemblage

Q&A overview of the day

Session Theme
11

Carnivores

  • Types, identification

Coffee break

12

Recording an assemblage

Case study

Lunch break

13

Writing a report/data analysis

  • Analytical approaches, practical issues, presentation of results

Coffee break

14

Recording an assemblage

Q&A overview of the day


Prices

  • Single course - standard: £200
  • Single course - student/unwaged: £140
  • Both courses together - standard: £350
  • Both courses together -student/unwaged: £240

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Cancellations and refunds

Refund requests should be made by email to zooarch-shortcourse@sheffield.ac.uk, no less than 7 days before the start of the course. We will endeavour to fill the course place, and in the event that a replacement is found a full refund will be made. If a replacement cannot be found a refund of 50% of the course fee will be made for cancellations made more than 7 days before the start of the course. No refund will be made for cancellations made less than 7 days before the course start date.

At the discretion of the course organisers, and in exceptional circumstances, participants that are unable to attend can defer their enrolment until the next Zooarchaeology short course.

If you are experiencing any difficulty please contact us as early as possible.


The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, outcomes of reviews, and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Information last updated: 6 August 2020


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