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Course descriptions

ANTH 3552 Bioarchaeological Field School I (O) 3ch (3S) (LE) (W)

This field program, with ANTH 3553, offers an introduction to mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeological field methods through skeletal excavation. This section of the course will emphasize the ethics of working with human remains, the identification and recovery of remains from archaeological contexts, skeletal excavation methods and techniques and field data recording.

ANTH 3553 Bioarchaeological Field School 2 (O) 3ch (3S) (LE) (W)

This field program, with ANTH 3552, offers an introduction to mortuary archaeology and bioarchaeological field methods through skeletal excavation. This section of the course will emphasize the technical analyses of skeletal remains through laboratory cataloguing, analysis, curation and storage.

ANTH 3552 and ANTH 3553 are to be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite: ANTH 3525 - Bones: The Human Skeleton (or equivalent course)