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Understanding Zooarchaeology II and Exploring Palaeoenvironments Short Course

Understanding Zooarchaeology II and Exploring Palaeoenvironments Short Course

Description

Understanding Zooarchaeology II course will provide participants with an understanding of the basic methods that zooarchaeologists use to understand animal bone evidence. The course is directed to students, professionals and enthusiasts and does not require any previous knowledge of the discipline. The teaching will be delivered through short lectures, hands-on practical activities and case studies.

The Understanding Zooarchaeology II short course has previously run twice, receiving excellent feedback. This year the course will last three days, and will be ideal for those who already have a basic knowledge of Zooarchaeology and want to learn more. In particular it will focus on more specialized issues related to the discipline such as the distinction between similar species like sheep and goat, and deer and cattle. The course will also cover the identification of the most common species of birds and carnivores from archaeological sites, combined with specific sessions about taphonomy and biometry. The Understanding Zooarchaeology II course will cover current methods of analysis and will introduce the participants on how to write a report on a faunal assemblage.

Exploring Palaeoenvironments course. This course, organised for the second time, is the result of the joint efforts of zooarchaeologists, archaeobotanists and geoarchaeologists from our department. 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 Exploring Palaeoenvironments course will introduce participants to the different approaches and types of analyses employed by specialists of these related sub-disciplines. Both Understanding Zooarchaeology II and Exploring Palaeoenvironments courses are directed to students, professionals and enthusiast. The teaching in both courses will be delivered through short lectures, hands-on practical activities and case studies.


Understanding Zooarchaeology II - Student / Unwaged Rate

£140.00


Understanding Zooarchaeology II - Standard Rate

£200.00


Exploring Palaeoenvironments Short Course - Standard Rate

£180.00


Exploring Palaeoenvironments Short Course - Student / Unwaged Rate

£120.00


Both Courses - Standard Rate

£350.00


Both Courses - Student / Unwaged Rate

£240.00

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