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Archaeology & Anthropology Field Schools

Europe - UK - South Yorks. - Summer Osteoarchaeology Course Package at the University of Sheffield - 2013

Europe - UK - South Yorks. - Summer Osteoarchaeology Course Package at the University of Sheffield - 2013

Archaeology Field School Location and Dates

Application Deadline
2013-06-07
Start Date 2013-06-17
End Date 2013-06-28

Multiple Sessions Yes
Multiple Session information

Understanding Zooarchaeology 1: 17th-19th June 2013
Marine Resources: 20th-21st June 2013
Human Osteology: 24th-28th June 2013


Archaeology Field School Location

Department of Archaeology,
The University of Sheffield,
Northgate House,
West Street,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire.
UK.

Archaeology Field School Tuition and Credits

Sponsoring College/Institution

The University of Sheffield, UK


Academic Credit

N/A


Archaeology Field School Tuition

Understanding Zooarchaeology: £180/£120 (concession)
Marine Resources: £180/£120 (concession)
Human Osteology: £400/£340 (concession

Take all 3 courses and receive a 10% discount: £684/£522 (concession)


Archaeology Field School Room and Board

N/A


Archaeology Field School Travel
N/A
Additional Information on Tution/Room and Board/Travel Costs

The three courses can be taken individually or in any combination. Take all 3 courses and receive a 10% discount.

There is also the possibility of an additional field trip on the weekend of the 22nd/23rd June, to local sites of osteoarchaeological interest. There will be a small additional charge for this trip to cover entry fees and travel costs. For more details, please see our website or contact us.

Archaeology Field School Description


Understanding Zooarchaeology:

Through three days of short lectures, discussions, case studies, and hands-on practical work, this course offers a solid introduction to the identification of animal bones, the theory and methods behind zooarchaeology, and the uses and limitations of this form of evidence.
This course an ideal starting point for archaeologists, museum curators, heritage professionals, and natural history enthusiasts who encounter animal bones and/or zooarchaeological reports in their research or professional capacities. Equally, it provides a firm basis for students interested in pursuing further training.

his course, which is now being run for the sixth time since January 2011, aims to provide an understanding of the basic theory and methods which zooarchaeologists use to understand animal bone evidence. The course will include lectures, discussion and hands on practical classes. Participants will begin to develop the skills necessary to:

• Recognise special/unusual faunal deposits and understand the principles of excavating animal bones.

• Care for and store bones after excavation.

• Identify different species from their bones and teeth.

• Age and sex bones.

• Recognize taphonomy, butchery and pathology.

• Understand how zooarchaeological material is analysed and quantified.

• Interpret site reports and zooarchaeological literature.

Marine Resources (Brand new for this summer):

This course provides 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 and case studies are used to 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. Of particular relevance to coastal enthusiasts, archaeologists, environmental scientists, and biologists.

Human Osteology:

This five day course provides participants with an overview of human skeletal anatomy and a variety of osteological methods, in order to convey understanding and recognition of standard osteological practice and help participants gain confidence when dealing with human skeletal material. The course is suitable for those working in outdoor occupations, the rescue services, field archaeology and museums, or students and for those wanting a taster course in human osteology.

Participants will begin to develop skills in:

Understanding of human musculoskeletal anatomy
Understanding the principles of excavating human skeletal material
Recording a skeleton both in the field and the laboratory
Estimating age, sex, and stature
Indentifying key features of both juvenile and adult dentition
Understanding the fundamental characteristics of bone microstructure
Recognising dental and non-dental pathology
Interpreting osteological findings and relating them to the wider archaeological context

Archaeology Field School Additional Information

Archaeology Field School Type

Osteoarchaeology (archaeological human and animal bones and marine animal remains).


Time Period

N/A


Field School Setting/Conditions

The Department of Archaeology is located in Sheffield city centre. We are easily accessible from both the city and suburbs by foot, car and public transport. We are a 5 minute tram ride/20 minute walk from Sheffield train station.

Participants will be asked to make their own way to the department each morning. All classes take place in our laboratory facilities.

The additional field trip will take our mini bus to and from the department, so transport for this trip is fully provided.


How is the project area accessed each day

Access to our department is simply gained by buzzing our friendly reception staff and requesting entry.


What is the daily schedule for the field school

Approximately 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (please note, this may vary slightly across the three courses)


Number of years this Archaeology Field School has been in operation
2
Is there a professional certification for this field school

Approved by the University of Sheffield


Directors and Instructors

Zooarchaeology 1/Marine Resources:

Dr. Umberto Albarella
Dr. Sarah Viner
Dr. Kim Vickers
Dr. Hannah Russ
Dr. Silvia Valenzuela
Angela Trentacoste
Lizzie Wright
Lenny Salvagno

Find out more about our Zooarchaeology instructors at:
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/research/zooarchaeology-lab/short-course

Human Osteology:
Isabelle Heyerdahl-King
Lauren McIntyre
Linzi Harvey
Tom Booth

Find out more about our Human Osteology instructors at:
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/research/osteology-lab/short-courses


Specialized skills you will have the opportunity to learn

Understanding Zooarchaeology:
Recognise special/unusual faunal deposits and understand the principles of excavating animal bones.

• Care for and store bones after excavation.

• Identify different species from their bones and teeth.

• Age and sex bones.

• Recognize taphonomy, butchery and pathology.

• Understand how zooarchaeological material is analysed and quantified.

• Interpret site reports and zooarchaeological literature.

Marine Resources:
The course is heavily based on practical laboratory sessions that provide training in the identification of:
~fish
~molluscs
~marine birds
~crustaceans
~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.

Human Osteology:
~Understanding of human musculoskeletal anatomy
~Understanding the principles of excavating human skeletal material
~Recording a skeleton both in the field and the laboratory
~Estimating age, sex, and stature
~Indentifying key features of both juvenile and adult dentition
~Understanding the fundamental characteristics of bone microstructure
~Recognising dental and non-dental pathology
~Interpreting osteological findings and relating them to the wider archaeological context


On rain days will there be lab work?

All work will be undertaken in the lab.


Will there be additional organized activities?

Yes, for a small extra charge there is the possibility of a field trip taking place on the weekend of the 22nd/23rd June. While full details are still to be confirmed, the field trip will take place over the course of one day. Participants will be taken to sites of local osteoarchaeological interest.


Will there be additional organized activities?

No


Is travel restriced during free time?

No



Other resources students will find useful

N/A

Archaeology Field School Contact Information and Website

Field School Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/archaeology/research/zooarchaeology-lab/current-event

Field School Contact Information



Lauren McIntyre,
Department of Archaeology,
The University of Sheffield,
Northgate House,
West Street,
Sheffield,
South Yorkshire.
UK.



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