This intensive short course provides participants with a detailed introduction to the human skeleton.
In addition to the identification of all components of the skeleton, participants will learn the range of biological and chemical information that is recorded in the human skeleton.
In relation to archaeology and forensic science, the topic provides knowledge regarding the location, identification, recovery and analysis of human remains occurring in field contexts.
Key information regarding biological age, sex, stature, geographic origin, behavioural attributes, and chronometric dating are addressed. Workshops provide the essential hands-on practical component of teaching and learning in human osteology.
The below are topics included in the course (these are subject to change):
- Introduction to the human skeleton
- The vertebrate skeleton: animal vs. human
- Analysis of human remains: age at death determination
- Analysis of human remains: sex and ancestry determination2020 short course
- Analysis of human skeletal remains: metric and non-metric
- Analysis of human skeletal remains: paleopathology
- Forensic anthropology and identification from human remains