Zooarchaeology short courses

UPDATE:Due to the suspension of face-to-face teaching, short courses have been postponed to January 2021. If you already reserved a place, please contact us at zooarch-shortcourse@sheffield.ac.uk to let us know whether you prefer to attend the short courses in January 2021 or get a full refund.

Two archaeology undergraduate students examining animal bones in a lab.

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.

We currently offer two three-day courses in zooarchaeology, open to students, professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Contact- zooarch-shortcourse@sheffield.ac.uk

Understanding Zooarchaeology I

  • An introductory course aimed at beginners
  • Original dates: Monday 20 - Wednesday 22 April 2020 NEW DATES: 18th-20th January 2021
  • View course details here

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Understanding Zooarchaeology II

  • A follow-up course aimed at those with existing knowledge or those who have completed Understanding Zooarchaeology I
  • Original dates: Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 April 2020 NEW DATES: 21st-23rd January 2021
  • View course details here

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

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