Upcoming Zooarchaeology Short Courses


Sheffield has a long history of zooarchaeology teaching and research, and today it is home to one of the largest and most active zooarchaeology research teams in the world. Our members work throughout the UK and Europe as well as contributing to projects in America, Asia and Africa, and have research interests that span the period from the Palaeolithic to the recent past.


Birds in Archaeology

13th September 2019Bird Shortcourse

This is a new one-day course! The course will introduce you to the study of bird remains in archaeology, with sessions on British birds and the species most commonly found in archaeological sites.The course is directed towards students, professionals and bird enthusiasts. The teaching will be delivered through hands-on practical activities, short lectures and case studies.

This course can be taken as a stand-alone one day course or together with Understanding Zooarchaeology I which will run from 10th – 12thSeptember.

Prices:
£100 (waged) 
£70 (student/unwaged) 

£260 (waged) for booking Birds in Archaeology and Understanding Zooarchaeology I together
£185 (student/unwaged) for booking Birds in Archaeology and Understanding Zooarchaeology I together

Email for further information

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Provisional Timetable

Session Theme                                                                                                                                                                                
8.15-9.00 - Registration                                                                                                                                                
1 Get to know session and introduction to birds in archaeology
Anatomical element identification (includes tours of reference collection)
Coffee break
2

Taxonomic identification

Case study

Lunch
3

British birds

Case study

Coffee break
4 Domestic birds and their identification
Q & A overview of thew day
5pm end of course

Understanding Zooarchaeology I

10th-12th September 2019 UZI September 2019

A short course for archaeology and heritage professionals, students and enthusiasts.

Animal bones and teeth are among the most common remains found on archaeological sites. Understanding Zooarchaeology I short course uses short lectures, discussions and practical classes to provide an insight into the theory and methods that can be used to understand animal bones in archaeology.

The course is directed to students, professionals and enthusiasts and does not require any previous knowledge. The teaching will be delivered through short lectures and hands-on practical activities.

Prices:
£200 (waged)
£140 (student/unwaged)

£260 (waged) for booking UZI and Birds in Archaeology together
£185 (student/unwaged) for booking UZI and Birds in Archaeology together

Email for further information

Book now online





Provisional Timetable

Day 1 - Tuesday 10th September 2019
Session Theme
8.30-9.15 - Registration desk
1 Introduction and get to know session

Excavation, washing, marking and storage

Tours of reference collection

Coffee break
2

What can body parts tell us?

Taphonomy and meat utility

Lunch
3

Identifying animals

Classification

Examples of changing species trends

Coffee break 
Case study
4 Identifying elements review (practical includes putting together skeleton)

Q & A overview of day

                    5.00pm End of Day 1

Day 2 - Wednesday 11th September 2019
Session Theme
5

Ageing animals - Teeth

Toothwear and eruption practical

Coffee break
6

Ageing animals - Postcranial bones

Fusion practical

Lunch
7 Identifying fish
Coffee break
8

Birds

Case study

Q & A overview of day

                                 5.00pm End of Day 2
Day 3 - Thursday 12th September 2019
Session Theme
10 Micromammals, reptiles and amphibians
Coffee break
11 Sexing and biometry
Lunch
12 Quantification
Bone modification and pathology
Coffee break
Case study
Bone quiz
Q & A overview of day
                                5.00pm End of course

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.