Paleopathology of the Human Skeleton

11-12 November 2019
Two Day Professional Development Workshop


This is an intensive 2 day lab topic that provides participants with a detailed introduction to paleopathology. You will learn how to identify specific paleopathological diseases and skeletal traumas using skeletal remains. Each disease will include an overview of basic pathology explaining how and why it is visible on skeletal materials. Participants will learn the key principles of differential diagnosis of diseases and the key differences between anatomical variations and skeletal abnormalities. In addition, you will be able to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired to real skeletal materials in the workshops. 


Module 1: Treponematosis
Module 2: Diseases which affect the skull -  Hyperostosis frontalis interna
Module 3: Paget’s disease
Module 4: Skeletal trauma
Module 5: Disease, trauma, anatomical variations, and abnormalities – how to tell the difference

Archaeology Lab, Humanities Room 112, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

FEE: $750
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For more information, please contact:

Professor Donald Pate, Archaeology
Phone: (08) 8201 2067

Cancellation and Refund policy
A refund for field school/intensive payments will only be granted if the cancellation of attendance is received via email to 14 days prior to the field school. There will be no refunds after this date unless accompanied by a medical certificate.

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Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.