An intensive lab to provide a detailed introduction to the human skeleton in relation to archaeology and forensic science.
When it's run
31 October - 4 November 2022
Mode of delivery
This short course is designed for archaeology students or those working in a field to which human osteology is pertinent.
Consultants, members of police and armed forces and academics have previously undertaken this short course. This is an introductory short course with no prior knowledge assumed.
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):
It is expected that on completion of this short course, participants will have:
On the final day of the five-day intensive, all participants will undertake a practical quiz. This practical forms 100 per cent of the assessment.
Upon successful completion of this short course, all participants who are not enrolled in a Flinders University program, will receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that this short course is equivalent to completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8408.
By completing this short course you may be eligible to negotiate credit at another tertiary institution. We encourage participants to check with the other institution in regards to their credit arrangements prior to registering for this short course.
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