Human Osteology Short Courses
UPDATE- The course will take place on 4th-6th April 2022 and registration is now open!
Those with queries about the course please email Dr Sam Purchase (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UPDATE - The course will take place on 4th-6th April 2022.
Both regular and concession prices are available.
Please email Dr Sam Purchase (email@example.com) to confirm your eligibility for concession pricing.
Led by doctoral researchers in Human Osteology and departmental staff, our Human Osteology short course provides 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.
Course participants benefit from full access to our world-class teaching collections and facilities, along with the expertise of the department’s staff and researchers.
The course balances academic quality with friendly, engaging tuition.
Costs: £200 or £140 concession
Location: In-person in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield
Apply: The application portal will open soon
|Human skeletal anatomy||
Identifying and siding bones of the human skeleton
Laying out and recording a skeleton
Sexual dimorphism in the pelvis and skull
Assessing biological sex
Growth and maturation of the skeleton
Degenerative changes in adults
Methods of age assessment
|Human skeletal variation||
Ancestry and population affinities
Skeletal variation - nonmetric traits
|Skeletal pathology||Disease and trauma|
|Funerary archaeology||A funerary context for human remains|
The course will also include opportunities to analyse skeletons from our teaching and research collections, and to assess your own learning in an informal ‘spotter test’.
Cancellations and refunds
Refund requests should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Human Osteology short course.
If you are experiencing any difficulty please contact us as early as possible.
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