Past Zooarchaeology Short Courses

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Understanding Zooarchaeology I: 17th-19th January 2018

Where: Bioincubator, University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £180 (£120 concession)UZI_Jan_18

Many thanks to everyone that attended our Understanding Zooarchaeology I short course. Our course covers many topics so that participants have three very intensive days but it was definitely a great success! Our attendees had fun with many 'hands on bones' activities such as the one in which they had to handle some pathological animal bones.

We really hope that you enjoyed the experience!


Understanding Zooarchaeology II: 11th-13th September 2017

Where: Bioincubator, University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £200 (£140 concession)UZII_Sept_17

Thanks to everyone who attended our Understanding Zooarchaeology II short course. This was the third time we ran this course but the very first time it lasted three very intensive days! With this short course we also inaugurated our very new laboratory spaces (Bioincubator).

Our participants were involved in many activities among which the recording of real animal bones assemblage. We hope that you enjoyed the experience and we are looking forward to keeping in touch with you all in the future.


Exploring Palaeoenvironments: 14th-15th September 2017

Where: Bioincubator, University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £180 (£120 concession)EP_Sept_17

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Exploring Palaeoenvironments short course! This course was run for the second time and it was based on a joint effort of the Zooarchaeology, Geoarchaeology and Archaeobotany teams. One of the most appreciated activities by our attendees was the ‘dissection’ of owl pellets to identify the micro-mammal bones.


Understanding Zooarchaeology I: 12th-14th September 2016

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £180 (£120 concession)UZI_Sept_16

Well done to all the participants of our 'old but good' Understanding Zooarchaeology I short course. This introductory course is our 'oldest' as we have been running it since 2011....and counting!

Our attendees had to deal with many aspects of Zooarchaeology including anatomical element and species identifications.


Human and animal remains: a comparative approach. 15th-16th September 2016

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £180 (£120 concession)

This short course was run for the first time at the Department of Archaeology and it was really well received by our students! The course focused on the comparison between human and other animal remains. By using both macroscopic and microscopic analyses, along with an insight into biomolecular investigations, the participants were provided with basic tools in distinguishing human remains from those of other animals.

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Exploring Palaeoenvironments 10th -11th September 2015

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost: £180 (£120 concession)
Many thanks to everyone who attended the Exploring Palaeoenvironments short course! This course was run for the first time this year and it was a great success!

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The geological evidence and the organic remains recovered from archaeological sites are complementary indicators of the environmental conditions faced by past communities; when these indicators are thoroughly analysed and integrated, they have the potential of providing a detailed reconstruction of the environment and landscape in which people lived and moved. The course introduced participants to the different approaches and types of analyses employed by specialists of these related sub-disciplines.


Marine Resources: 20th-21st June 2013

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost: £180 (£120 concession)

Following the success of the Understanding Zooarchaeology I and II short courses, the Zooarchaeology Team at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield would like to announce a new short course 'Marine Resources'. This two day course can be taken as a stand alone course, or in combination with the Understanding Zooarchaeology I course and provides a more detailed insight into faunal remains associated with human exploitation of coastal environments. The course is heavily based on practical laboratory sessions that provide training in the identification of fish, mollusc, marine bird, crustacean and marine mammal remains. In addition, short lectures address issues of quantification, interpretation as well as introducing interdisciplinary approaches including the study of marine resources via art, fishing gear and isotopic analyses. Cases studies provide examples of how different lines of evidence are brought together to provide an integrated understanding of marine resource exploitation, often as part of a more extensive subsistence strategy, for archaeological sites in Europe.

Understanding Zooarchaeology I: 17th-19th June 2013

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost: £180 (£120 concession)

Understanding Zooarchaeology II: 21st-22nd March 2013

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost: £180 (£120 concession)

This course covered the identification of a wider range of species than our introductory short course, including wild British mammals and birds, and the separation of sheep and goats. It also provided participants with experience in recording and analysing a real archaeological assemblage and putting into practice the full range of skills used by a zooarchaeologist on a daily basis.
As with Understanding Zooarchaeology I, topics were covered using short lectures and hands-on practical activities, with the option of writing (and receiving feedback on) your own zooarchaeological report as a follow up to the practical two day course.
Understanding Zooarchaeology II is suitable for anyone who has already attended our Understanding Zooarchaeology I course, or who already has a basic knowledge of zooarchaeological methods

Understanding Zooarchaeology I: 18th-20th March 2013

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost: £180 (£120 concession)

Understanding Zooarchaeology: 18th-20th April 2012

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £165 (£110 concession)

Many thanks to everyone that attended the fourth Zooarchaeology short course. We hope that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to keeping in touch with you all in the future.

Feedback from participants

"Thank you for a brilliant course!"

"It was brilliant, thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills with us!"

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Understanding Zooarchaeology: 5th-7th September 2012

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £165 (£110 concession)

Understanding Zooarcheology: 12th-14th September 2011

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £150 (£100 concession)

Many thanks to everyone that attended the third Zooarchaeology short course. We hope that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to keeping in touch with you all in the future.

Feedback from participants

"Teaching staff obviously knew what they were talking about and explained things very well"

"The course was excellent, very good value for money!"

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Understanding Zooarchaeology: 13th-15th April 2011

Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology

Cost : £150 (£100 concession)

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Many thanks to everyone that attended the second Zooarchaeology short course. We hope that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to keeping in touch with you all in the future.

Feedback from participants

"I really enjoyed the course, it was a great introduction to the subject"

"Really good use of different subject areas allowed us to understand current research"

"It was great that so many staff were on hand, eager to help anyone that needed it"

"I will be recommending the course to other colleagues in my field. Thank you"


Understanding Zooarchaeology   31st January - 2nd February 2011

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When: 31st January to 2nd February 2011
Where: University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
Cost : £150 (£100 concession)

Many thanks to everyone that attended the first Zooarchaeology short course. We hope that you enjoyed the experience and look forward to keeping in touch with you all in the future.